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REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS 



OITT COUNCIL OF BOSTON 



FOR THE YEAR 



COMMENCING JANUARY 6, 1958, AND ENDING DECEMBER 29, 1958 




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City op Boston 

Administrative Services Department 

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1959 



INDEX 



CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS 



THE YEAR COMMENCING JANUARY 6, 1958, AND ENDING DECEMBER 29, 1958 



Acts of 1955, Massachusetts Legislature 

Chapter 700: acceptance of Chapter 32B of General Laws as inserted 
by Chapter 700 of Acts of 1955, 125 

Acts of 1956, Massachusetts Legislature 

Chapter 629: acceptance of section 2 re rights of certain employees and 
police officers in certain cases, 239; veto by the Mayor, 245, 584 

Chapter 665: authority to limit, buildings according to their use or 
construction to specified districts (referred October 1, 1956), 187 

Acts of 1957, Massachusetts Legislature 

Chapter 408: limiting buildings according to their use or construction 

to specified districts, 129, 194 
Chapter 701: construction of garage under Boston Common and 

creation of Boston Garage Authority (referred October 21, 1957), 584 

Acts of 1958, Massachusetts Legislature 

Chapter 77; authority of city to limit buildings according to their 
use or construction to specified districts, 129, 194 

Chapter 253: authorizing City of Boston to sell to Northeastern Uni- 
versity land at Hemenway st. and Forsyth st. in Fenway, 317 

Chapter 271: payment to Francis D. Garvey, 161 

Chapter 391: late entry of certain employees into State-Boston Retire- 
ment System, 228 

Chapter 479: authorizing payment of pension to Thomas J. Conaty, 274 

Chapter 565: authorizing payment of pension to Alphonse Simon, 504 

Chapter 596: authorizing payment for benefit of Franklin Technical 
Institute, 513, 593 

Chapter 598: acceptance of section 8 re construction of additional 
vehicular tunnel to East Boston and transfer of Sumner Tunnel to 
Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, 501, 521 

Chapter 668: funds for repairs and improvements of Hospital Depart- 
ment buildings, 562, 593 

sections 23A and 23B of Chapter 39 of General Laws re meetings of 
City Councils, School Committees, Boards and Commissions, 573 

Administrative Committee of Probate Courts 

reassignment of John C. Leggat, 502 

Administrative Services Department 

amendments to County Classification and Compensation Plans, 

244, 248, 279, 290 
appearance of Director before Executive Committee: re proposed 

plan to sell or lease certain suburban off-street parking facilities, 

39, 584; re "White Paper," 324 
appointment of Alice M. Maginnis as member of Art Commission, 169 



Administrative Services Department, Continued 

appropriations: survey re space requirements in new City Hail, 

$20,400, 127, 152; Hospital Department, personnel requirements, 

$500,000, 297, 313; Veterans' Services Department, veterans' services 

and burials, $250,000, 297, 313 
budget for 1958, 44; Council order re supporting detail sheets for each 

Councillor, 86, 159 
Classification and Compensation Plans (Coujity): compensation 

grade for Court Officers in various courts, 160, 179; compensation 

grade of Chief Court Officer, Roxbury District Court, 189, 194; 

Correction Officer and Locksmith for House of Correction, 211, 584; 

proposed review of grade allocations of Suffolk County employees, 

244, 248, 279, 290, 554, 583 
copies of future budget work sheets, 133 

Federal or state reimbursement on city purchases, 497, 518 
information on printing and/or binding done by city printing plant, 

269, 307 
information on printing and/or binding not done by city printing 

plant, 244, 256, 483, 583 
information on repairs to buildings and structures, 90, 171 
information on unused city lands and buildings, 60, 87 
information on pieces of mail sent by Coin. Piemonte, 504, 518 
information requested from Director of Personnel re Deer Island and 

Jail employees, 248 
list of vacancies in varioiis city departments, 13; number of paid 

officials and employees, 18; number of employees as of November 30, 

1957, 20; comparison with other cities, 20 
ordinance re increase in salary of Director of Administrative Services 

Department, 8 
Purchasing Agent: printing of book entitled "Boston's Streets," 37; 

map showing historic sites and downtown parking spaces, 37, 42; 

printing and/or binding done outside city printing plant, 244, 256, 

269, 307, 483, 504, 518, 583, 584 
report on order (referred May 13, 1957) re disposal of abandoned 

MTA properties, 592 
salarv increase to chief inspector and inspectors in Building Depart- 
ment, 125, 179 
screening of budgetary requests for possible Federal contributions 

or grants, 37 
survey of present system of billing and collection of moneys by 

city departments, 489, 506, 512 
withholding city payment of Old Colony subsidy until payment of 

all taxes due, 497 

Advisory Committee on Revaluation 

invitation to attend Executive Committee meeting, 577 

Allston Board of Trade 

gift of land at 9 Glenville ave., Allston, contingent upon use for off- 
street parking, 189; report of Finance Commission re acceptance of 
proposed gift, 311; report of Committee on Appropriations and 
Finance rejecting gift, 323 



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APPROPRIATIONS 



American Municipal Association 

invitation to City Council to attend Thirty-fifth Annual Congress, 502 

appointments and Elections 

Bacigalupo, James F., environmental sanitation inspector, 170 

Barnard] Parle R., Assessor, 590 

Baxter, \\ illiam L., Corporation Counsel, 1G9 

Berlin, Henry C, City Hospital Trustee, 109 

Blake, Harry .'., Associate Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, 109 

Bowers, James F., Overseer of Public Welfare, 109; treasurer of 

Hoard of Overseers of Public Welfare, 494 
Boy Ian, Margaret F., environmental sanitation inspector, 170 
Boyle, James J., member of Board of Appeal, 129 
Brennan, Paul F., environmental sanitation inspector, 170 
Brosnahan, John, environmental sanitation inspector, 170 
Bruno, Joseph A., environmental sanitation inspector, 170 
Burns, Mrs. Frances, member of Public Health Council, 109 
Can ham, Erwin D., Trustee of Boston Public Library, 109 
Cassidy, James T., environmental sanitation inspector, 54 
Cleary, Francis C, Director of Civil Defense, 273 
Clerk of Committees Department: temporary appointments in 

department, 6, 82, 114, 150, 188, 228, 243, 324, 489, 510, 500 
Collcran, Mary Agnes, environmental sanitation inspector, 170 
Colman, Albert V., member of Zoning Commission, 252 
constables authorized to serve civil process: 9, 40, (annual list) 

119, 218, 230, 230, 241, 245, 278, 493, 500, 589 
Cotter, Francis X., Fire Commissioner, 109 

Crimp, Frank W., member of Government Center Commission, 503 
Cronin, Frederick A., member of Boston Housing Authority, 4 
Dcady, John E., member of Government Center Commission, 579 
Delppolito, Peter J., environmental sanitation inspector, 54; Deputy 

Sealer of Weights and Measures, 514 
DiStefano, Carmen, member of Beacon Hill Architectural Commission, 

109 
Donnelly, Martin J., environmental sanitation inspector, 170 
Dowling, William L., Second Assistant Collector-Treasurer, 552 
Flaherty, Thomas A., member and Chairman of Board of Review, 

590, 591 
Fowler, Robert T., Jr., member of Zoning Commission, 252 
Friel, Edward L., Penal Institutions Commissioner, 169 
Gartland, Arthur J., member of Zoning Commission, 571 
Godvin, Mary V., environmental sanitation inspector, 178 
Gookin, James J., environmental sanitation inspector, 170 
Griffin, Rt. Rev. Christopher P., Chaplain of City Council, 492 
Griffin, William, environmental sanitation inspector, 231 
Gross, Albert, member of Zoning Commission, 252 
Harrington, Maurice T., environmental sanitation inspector, 170 
Herrity, John J., environmental sanitation inspector, 311 
Hession, Lawrence E., environmental sanitation inspector, 170 
Hester, Beulah S., Overseer of Public Welfare, 109 
Hodgkinson, Harold, member of Special Committee on South Station 

Area, 255 
Hornor, Dr. Albert A., member of Public Health Council, 169 
Hyde, Edward J., Jr., environmental sanitation inspector, 170 
Hyland, William L., member of Zoning Commission, 252 
James, Gladys L., environmental sanitation inspector, 191 
Kahn. Ida M., Overseer of Public Welfare, 109 
Keefe, Harry J., Planning Commissioner, 169 

Keesler, William F., Associate Commissioner of Real Property, 169 
Kelleher, Edward T., environmental sanitation inspector, 54 
Kelley, Frank R., member of Auditorium Commission, 169; member of 
Massachusetts Parking Authority, 583 

Kelley, Thomas F., member of Government Center Commission, 

563, 579 
Kougeas, Charles T., environmental sanitation inspector, 54 
Landry, Paul E., member of Boston Health Council, 242 
Lane, Joseph H., environmental sanitation inspector, 591 
Lewis, Edward V., environmental sanitation inspector, 311 
Lynch, Dr. Joseph M., general practitioner on Medical Board of 

Boston Retirement System, 133 
MacLellan, Robert A., Planning Commissioner, 169 
Maginnis, Alice M., member of Art Commission, 169 



Appointments and Elections, Continued 

Maloof, James S., Overseer of Public Welfare, 109 
Marmo, Anthony N., environmental sanitation inspector, 170 
Masterman, Edward I., member of Zoning Commission, 252 
McCloskey, Stephen E., member of Boston Redevelopment Authority, 
493 



McCusker, James M., membe 
109 



of Board of Examiners of Gas Fitters, , 



McDonough, Patrick F., President of City Council, 4 

McLaughlin, Edward F., Jr., manager of Old South Association, 29 

McLaughlin, George L., assistant assessor (temporary), 41 

McNeil, George R., member of Board of Examiners, 169 

minor officers paid by fees, 119 

Mitchell, Joseph A., Planning Commissioner, 109 

Morgan, Robert M., member of Government Center Commission, 503 

Mullen, Edward F., member of Board of Review, 590 

Murray, Rt. Rev. Edward G., Trustee of Public Library, 527 

O'ConncIl, Daniel J., Jr., Trustee of Permanent School Pension 

Fund, 212 
O'Connor, Timothy Joseph, Traffic Commissioner, 6; member of 

Special Committee on South Station Area, 255 
O'Ncil, William J. J., Assistant Clerk of Committees, 6 
Pasciucco, Domenick S., environmental sanitation inspector, 226 
Patch, Charles P., environmental sanitation inspector, 170 
Patterson, Robert D., member of Board of Sinking Funds, 109 
Paul, Theodore W., member of Zoning Commission, 252 
Peacock, Harold J., environmental sanitation inspector, 170 
Piemonte, Gabriel Francis, manager of Old South Association, 29 
Puorro, Nicholas R., environmental sanitation inspector, 311 
Regan, T. Joseph, member of Special Committee on South Station 

Area, 255; member of Zoning Commission, 252 
Reilly, William Arthur, member of Special Committee on South 

Station Area, 255 
Rudnick, John D., environmental sanitation inspector, 54 
Russell, Capt. Francis W., Keeper of the Lockup, 178 
Russo, Joseph, member of Board of Election Commissioners, 133 
Ryder, Mary, environmental sanitation inspeotor, 170 
Scalli, Anthony J., environmental sanitation inspector, 54, 311 
Shea, Robert P., Public Works Commissioner, 154 
Sherrard, Glenwood J., member of Public Health Council, 109 
Shone, Paul F., environmental sanitation inspector, 212 
Solari, Louis E., environmental sanitation inspector, 311 
Spillane, Charles F., member of Zoning Commission, 252 
Stanbro, Donald B., member of Auditorium Commission, 322 
Supple, David F., member of Zoning Commission, 252 
Thompson, Alexander J., environmental sanitation inspector, 311 
Tomasello, Samuel J., member of Board of Appeal, 109 
Underhill, Stanley, member of Zoning Commission, 252 
Wall, Katherine, environmental sanitation inspector, 170 
Weighers of Coal: 60, 127, 195, 230 

Weighers of Goods: 29, 40, 44, 164, 195, 245, 297, 316, 483, 493, 523, 532 
Weighers of Grain: 29 

Weisberg, Daniel, member of Board of Sinking Funds, 169 
Weiss, M. Murray, member of Zoning Commission, 252, 562; member 

of Government Center Commission, 563 
Wernick, Laurence, environmental sanitation inspector, 170 
Wilcox, Arthur, member of Board of Sinking Funds, 169 
Zoccola, Domenick J., environmental sanitation inspector, 212 

Appropriations 

Administrative Services Department: survey re space requirements 
for new City Hall, $20,400, 127, 152 

budget for 1958, 44, 126, 137; recommendation by Couns. Piemonte 
and McCormack for examination by full membership instead of 
subdivisions of Council, 139; detailed budget reductions, 144; sup- 
plementary budget of $2,929,420, 165, 213 

City Planning Board: $100,000 for Government Center Study (to be 
refunded by Boston Redevelopment Authority), 9, 37 

demolition or restoration of abandoned or dilapidated structures, 
$250,000, 208; order rejected, 520; order for $100,000 from Reserve 
Fund, 493, 498, 520 

Hospital Department: additional departmental equipment, $150,000, 
204, 200, 208, 313; Personal Services, $500,000, 297, 313 



APPROPRIATIONS 



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AUTOMOBILES 



Appropriations, Continued 

information re transfers of appropriations for year ending December 
31, 1057, 55, 91, 97, 179 

opinion of Corporation Counsel re action of City Council on March 
2-1, 1958, on appropriation and tax orders, 129 

Parks and Recreation Department: from income of Parkman Fund: 
$175,000, 120, 179; $2,385.18, 589 

Police Department: $17,090.55 from parking meter fees for 15 motor- 
cycles, 170, 313; supplemental appropriations for department, 243, 248 

Real Property Department: $70,000 for off-street parking on Glen- 
villeave., Allston (order referred February 25, 1957), (2) 179; $25,000 
from Parking Meter Fees for parking space at 9 Glenville ave., Allston, 
189, 311; order for appropriation rejected, 323 

Redemption of City Loans for acquisition of off-street parking areas 
and facilities, order for $460,000, 121; order withdrawn, 149, 179; 
new order for $360,000, 148, 179 

resolve re appropriation for consultant on mass transportation and 
railroad financing for City Council, 249 

School Committee: additional appropriation of $7,505,714, 181, 213 

Traffic Department: $5,000 from Parking Meter Fees for changes in 
parking meter system, 120, 191; $100,000 for 2,500 new parking, 
meters, 148, 190, 592, 593; report of Finance Commission on new 
parking meters at 10 cents per hour, 190; $13,000 from Parking Meter 
Fees for automotive and parking meter equipment, 524, 580 

Veterans' Services Department: $250,000 for Current Charges and 
Services, 297, 313 

Appropriations and Finance, Committee on 

members: Couns. Hailer (Chairman), Picmonte (Vice Chairman) 
White, Iannella, McLaughlin, McCormack, Foley, 9; resignation of 
Coun. Hailer, 150; reassignment of committee members: Couns. 
Fiemonte (Chairman), White (Vice Chairman), Iannella, McLaughlin, 
McCormack, Foley, Kerrigan, 161; resignation of Coun. McCormack, 
315; appointment of Coun. Hines, 490 
appearance of Maurice Gordon before committee, 498 
assistance of Boston Municipal Research Bureau in study of budget, 
29, 88, 147, 171 

borrowing capacity of city within debt limit for year 1958, $12,718,- 
211.47, 119 

budget for 1958, 44; copies of supporting detail sheets for eacli Coun- 
cillor and members of the press, 83, 86; committee report, 126, 137; 
additional specific information from civic organizations, 137; detaded 
budget reductions, 144 

committee reports: 37, 126, 137, 152, 171, 179, 191, 213, 247, 313, 

323, 494, 520, 558, 506, 580, 592 
communication from Boston Real Estate Board re further cuts in 

1958 budget, 137 
communication from West Roxbury Citizens Association suggesting 

economy measures in Police Department, 89 
information on allowance in 1958 budget for repairs to buildings and 

structures, 90 

information on 1957 transfers between departmental appropriations, 
55, 91, 97, 179 

matters referred: 10, 20, 29, 53, (2) 86, 91, 97, 105, 113, 119, 120, 
(2) 121, 128, 148, 149, 152, 176, 178, 181, 189, 190, 208, 278, 288, 
293, (3) 294, 295, 298, 311, 498, (2) 513, 524, 525, 526, 537, 539, 573 

order re report and recommendations on appropriations and tax orders 
by March 24, 82, 85 

recommendation by Couns. Piemonte and McCormack for budget 
examination by full membership rather than by subcommittees of 
Council, 1.39 

report of Finance Commission re proposed gift of land on Glenville 
ave. from Allston Board of Trade for off-street parking, 311 

report on order (referred August 5, 1957) for loan of $5,000,000 for 
construction of departmental buildings, 592 

rescission of order (passed June 10, 1957) for right to borrow money 
for construction of buildings in excess of $1,750,000, 171 

supplementary appropriation of $7,505,714 for school purposes, 
181 , 213 

supplementary budget of $2,929,420, 165, 213 

unexpended balances of appropriations reverting to General Fund 
as of December 31, 1957, 55, 97 

ARC Development Corporation 

information from Law Department re certain property on Peter- 
borough st. held by corporation, 496 

Art Commission 
appointment of member: Alice M. Maginnis, 169 



Assessing Department 

appointment of Earle R. Barnard as Assessor, 590 

appointment of George L. McLaughlin as assistant assessor (tem- 
porary), 41 

appointments to Board of Review: 
Thomas A. Flaherty as chairman, 590 
Edward F. Mullen, 590 

appearance of Assessor of Taxes before Executive Committee, 528 

appearance of Assessor of Taxes and Corporation Counsel before 
Executive Committee, 251 

appearance of Finance Commission before Committee on Ordi- 
nances, 316 

appearance of Mayor and Finance Commission before Committee 
on Ordinances, 312 

apportionment of taxes on real estate and notification of Law 
Department, 489, 500 

Boston Real Estate Board report on assessment practices, 21, 39, 155 

Finance Commission report on reorganization of department, 320; 
request for investigation of abatements granted in 1958, 555, 577; 
document entitled "Assessing Department Administrative Survey, 
City of Boston," 537 

information on equalization survey, 573, 574 

information re abatements by city over past ten years to railroads 
and other mass transportation systems, 244, 260 

information re parcels held in tax title and abatements on moneys 
due, 187, 237 

investigation bv Finance Commission of tax abatements since 
1950, 299, 311, 535 

order re postponement of action on proposed ordinance reorganizing 
department, 575 

ordinance re reorganization of Assessing Department, 282, 512; legality 
of proposed amendments, 299; opinion of Corporation Counsel re pro- 
posed amendments, 322; ordinance rejected, 514; new ordinance sub- 
mitted, 515; request that Corporation Counsel draft amendment, 547; 
ordinance rejected, 565; new draft submitted, 563; rejected, 566; 
new draft submitted, 565, passed with amendments, 579 

procedure on apportionment of real estate taxes, 489 

resolve re reorganization of Assessing Department, 299 

status of assistant assessors under proposed reorganization, 575, 579 

valuations of residential property, 576 

Assessing Procedures, Mayor's Committee on 
report of committee, 283 

Auditing Department 

appropriation of $460,000 from parking meter receipts for Redemption 
of City Loans, 121, 179; order withdrawn, 149, 179; new order for 
$360,000 from parking meter receipts, 149; passed, 179 

expenditures for electrical and elevator facilities at Police Head- 
quarters, 256 

information re amounts returned to General Fund and inter-depart- 
mental transfers, 55, 91, 97, 171 

information re expenditures for permanent personnel by department 
for January- February, 1958, 84, 105, 171 

information re expenses for printing and/or binding done and not 
done by city printing plant, 244, 256, 269, 307, 483, 518, 583, 584 

information re purchases from departmental equipment loans of 
1955-56, 84, 171 

loan of $1,000,000 for construction of sewerage works, 242, 247, 269; 
rescission of order passed July 28, 1958 and new order for loan of 
$1,000,000 for construction of sewerage works, 310, 488, 492 

loan of $1,000,000 for purchase of departmental equipment, 204, 266, 
313, 489, 492; rescission of order passed September 28, 1958, 525; 
new order for $1,000,000, 525, 558, 574 

loans in anticipation of revenue: $65,000,000, 4, 28; $20,000,000, 309, 320 

non-approval of certain proposed expenditures in Police Depart- 
ment, 279 

Auditorium Commission 

appointment of members: 

Frank R. Kelley, 169 
Donald B. Stanbro, 322 
death of Glen wood J. Sherrard, member of Commission, 322 

Automobiles 

resolution re reduction in length and width of automobiles, 55 



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BOSTON 



Banking Institutions 

resolve requesting banking institutions to turn over tax payments 
monthly to Collector-Treasurer, 1S7, 241, 58-1 

Beacon Hill Architectural Commission 

appointment of member: Carmen DiStefano, 109 
ordinance concerning fees for certificates issued by Secretary of Com- 
mission, -73, 494 

Board of Appeal 

appointment of member: James J. Boyle, 129 

appeals on issuance of building permits, 554, 570 

Chapter 665 of Acts of 1956: authority to limit buildings according 
to tlieir use or construction to specified districts, 187 (referred October 
1, 1956) 

designation of substitutes in case of absence, 183 

notice from George YV. Judkins of employment by Boston Redevelop- 
ment Authority to make certain appraisals, 552 

notice of organization of Board, 183 

notices from Samuel .1. Tomasello of interest in contract with city, 
154, 101 

Bond Approvals 

constables' bonds: 28, 38, 41, 149, 161, 169, 178, 183, 212, 242, 247, 
269, 273, 298, 311, 488, 502, 519, 573 



Bonds 

release of bond of Hersey Manufacturing Company, 316, 592 
release of bond of United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company, 316 

Borrowing Capacity of City for Year 1958 

notice from Board of Commissioners of Sinking Funds re borrowing 
capacity of city within debt limit for year 1958, $12,718,211.47, 118 

Boston American League Baseball Company 

license for outdoor athletic sports on the Lord's Day, 88, 129 

Boston American=Record 

expression of gratitude to Harold Kern and Boston American-Record 
by Councillors, 180 

Boston & Albany Railroad Company 

abatements granted by city, 260 

notices of hearing before Department of Public Utilities, 6, 91, 149, 

273, 311, 319 
repair of fences in Allston-Brighton district, 241 

Boston & Maine Railroad Company 

abatements granted by city, 251, 260 

notices of hearings before Department of Public Utilities, 298, 533, 
578, 590 



Boston & Providence Railroad Company 

abatements granted by city, 260 

Boston City Federation of Organizations 
congratulations of Council to Federation of Organizations, 593 

Boston College High School 

petition for license to maintain solid fill in tidal creek off Dorchester 
Bay, 2G8 



Boston Edison Company 

Council resolution opposing proposed rate increases, 59 
granting of petitions by Department of Public Utilities, 6, 37, 135 
notices of hearings before Metropolitan District Commission, 30 
41, 169 



Boston Fire Fighters, Local 718 

communication protesting closing of Engine 46 of Fire Department, 
290, 564 



Boston Garage Authority 

report on Mayor's message (referred October 21, 1957) re acceptance 
of Chapter 701 of Acts of 1957 creating Boston Garage Authority, 584 



Boston Garden-Arena Corporation 

petitions for licenses on certain Sundays: 

indoor basketball games, 122, 319 
indoor hockey games, 122, 319 



Boston Housing Authority 

appointment of member of Authority: Frederick A. Cronin, 4, 38 

Advisory Committee for Housing for Elderly, 313 

loan: amendment and passage of order submitted by Mayor April 22, 

1957, for authority to apply for loan for additional low-rent housing 

units, 325 
meeting between employee representatives and Authority members, 7 
public hearing and study of plans re construction of additional housing 

for elderly, 276 
reinstatement of Angelo Simonelli in Authority employ, 325, 492 
report of Committee to Evaluate Boston Housing Authority Request 

to Build Additional Public Housing, 184 
reports re communications from Lewis H. Weinstein re union contract 

for employees under Boston Housing Authority, 155 



Boston Metropolitan District 

notice of hearing before Department of Public Utilities re approval of 
maturities and interest rates on certain lands, 37, 213 

notice of hearing before Department of Public Utilities re approval of 
maturities and interest rates on bonds, 590 



Boston Municipal Research Bureau 

Council resolve asking Bureau's assistance in studying city's 1958 

budget, 29, 88 
letter from Joseph S. Slavet re new state office building, 227 
request by Council for suggestions and comments on 1958 budget, 

56, 171 
resolve expressing thanks of Council to Bureau, Joseph Slavet and 

Joseph Barrisi, for assistance in study of budget, 147 

Boston Naval Shipyard 

resolution requesting submarine construction program for yard, 38 

Boston Port Development Company 

appearance of Corporation Counsel before City Council re moneys 
due from Boston Port Development Company and others, 270 

order re protection of city's claims by Law Department on tax title 
properties, 156 



Boston Real Estate Board 

aid to private organizations desiring to provide housing for elderly, 274 
communication re further cuts in budget, 137, 155 
report on assessment practices in Boston, 21, 39, 155 
requests by City Council for suggestions and comments on 1958 
budget, 56, 171 



BOSTON 



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CITY 



Boston Redevelopment Authority 

appointment of member: Stephen E. McCloskey, 493, 558 

acquisition of U. S. Navy property in D street area by Authority, 
98, 556 

acquisition of vacant land in commercial or industrial areas for con- 
trolled redevelopment, 37 

appearance of Authority before Committee on Urban Redevelop- 
ment, Rehabilitation and Renewal, 55, 254, 522 

appropriation of $100,000 for Government Center Study by City 
Planning Board (to be refunded by Authority), 9, 37 

conference of Authority and City Planning Board with Council Com- 
mittee on Redevelopment, Rehabilitation and Renewal, 55 

constitutionality of legislation permitting city to take obsolescent 
commercial property by eminent domain, 37 

demolition work in West End area, 270 

enactment into law of House Bill 2100 re employees of Authority, 271 

information re parcels of land in West End Redevelopment area, 
171, 176, 180, 196, 207 

information re payments by Authority for properties taken in West 
End, 180 

present status of West End Redevelopment, 522 

report on orders (referred May 27, 1957) for study of South End 
and lower Roxbury, 155 

review of plans with Boston Planning Board and Committee on Urban 
Redevelopment, Rehabilitation and Renewal, 270 

Boston Retirement System 

appointment of Dr. Joseph M. Lynch as general practitioner on 

Medical Board, 133 
death of Dr. John A. Foley, 133 

"Boston's Streets" 

book to contain map designating downtown parking spaces, 42 

Boston Terminal Corporation 

information on future use of South Station Terminal or yards, 256 

i Boston University 

reports on student parking in Back Bay section, 150, 181, 325 
resolve re adequate parking facilities for staff and pupils in future ex- 
pansion program of educational institutions in Boston, 181 

Boston, Worcester & New York Street Railway Company 

notice of hearing before Department of Public Utilities, 88 

Boys' Clubs 

leasing of Peabody Square Fire Station to Dorchester Boys' Club, 529 
resolve extending salute to Boys' Clubs of Boston and Boys' Clubs of 
America, 123 

Budget for 1958 

additional specific information on 1958 biklget from civic organiza- 
tions, 137 

assistance of Boston Municipal Research Bureau in study of 1958 
budget, 29 

budget submitted by Mayor, 44; reports by Committee on Ap- 
propriations and Finance, 126, 137; list of detailed budget reduc- 
tions, 144 

communication from Boston Real Estate Board re further cuts in 
1958 budget, 137 

copies of detailed budget sheets for Councillors, members of press 
and civic bodies, 83, 86, 159, 171 

information re requested repairs to buildings and structures as ap- 
proved in budget by Mayor, 84 

recommendation by Couns. Piemonte and McCormaek for examina- 
tion of budget by full membership rather than subdivisions of Council 
139 

report and recommendations on appropriation and tax orders bv 
March 24, 82, 85 

screening of budgetary requests for possible Federal contributions 

and grants, 37 
supplementary budget of 82,929,420, 165, 213; resolve requesting 

suggestions by certain civic organizations, 171 



Building Department 



appointments: 

Board of Appeal: James J. Boyle, 129; Samuel J. Tomasello, 169 

Board of Examiners: George R. McNeil, 169 

Board of Examiners of Gas Fitters: James M. McCusker, 169 
appeals on issuance of building permits, 554, 570 
Chapter 665 of Acts of 1956: authority to limit buildings according 

to use or construction to specified districts (referred October 1, 1956), 

187 
Chapter 408 of Acts of I9S7: authority to limit buildings according 

to use or construction to specified districts, 129, 194 
Chapter 77 of Acts of 1958: authority to limit buildings according to 

use or construction to specified districts, 129, 194 
hearing re enactment of ordinance reorganizing Building Department, 

104 
information re collapse of building on Meridian st., East Boston, 

97, 113, 155 
information re demolition of old and unsafe buildings, 114, 117, 

155, 228, 229 
investigation of activities of Building and Health Departments, 97 
proposed salary increase to chief inspectors and inspectors in Building 

Department, 125, 179, 584 
removal of two old piers at North End Park Beach, 160, 323 
request by Building Service Employees International Union for hearing 

re pay scales and conditions of building inspectors, 98, 179 
request for report re deficiencies in present statutes, ordinances and 

regulations re fire safety in Boston, 584 
survey of buildings in Howard street-Scollay square area, 229, 278, 313 



Building Service Employees international Union 

request for hearing re pay scales and conditions of building inspectors, 
98, 179 



Burns, Frances 

printing of articles by Frances Burns on City Hospital as public 

document, 567, 581 
request by Council that Hospital Trustees refrain from printing 

articles in booklet form, 570 



Cahill, Rev. Dennis 

invocation: 236 

Calf Pasture Area 

maintenance of liaison with Boston College High School and Boston 
Globe Publishing Company re redevelopment plans for Calf Pasture 
area, 276 

Catholic Diocese of Boston 

tribute in honor of sesquicentennial of founding of Catholic Diocese 
of Boston, 193 

Cemeteries 

petition of Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston for use of land for 
burial purposes in Jamaica Plain district (referred August 19, 1957), 
179 



Central Directory for Nurses 

resolve re re-opening of negotiations between City Hospital Trustees 
and Central Directory for Nurses, 312 



Christian Science Monitor 

resolve congratulating publishers and staff of Christian Science Monitor, 
227; expression of thanks from Monitor, 238 



City Censor 

preparation of compendium of law by Corporation Counsel re 
entertainment licenses, 179 



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Cit) Clerk Department 



appearance of Police Commissioner before Executive Committee 
r« discussion of budget, 240 

call for state election on November 4, 516 

Chapter 77 of Acts of 1958 re authority of city to limit buildings to 
specified districts according u> use or construction, 129, 194 

communication from Clerk of Municipal Court for Civil Business 
■ executions issued against the city, 510 

communications from Finance Commission re 
assessing i tract ires, 537 
demolition program, 539 
land takings on Hayward pi., 53S 
matters pending, 537 
tax abatements allowed from 1050 to 1957, 299, 311, 535 

communication from Parks and Recreation Department re improve- 
ments in Sa\ in Hill district, -'74, 279, 311 

contracts for reporting and indexing of City Council meetings, 123 

docket numbers of executions issued against the city, 520, 540 

information on jitney licenses issued, 554 

information re procedure of City Councils of other Massachusetts 
municipalities in exercising power to summon witnesses, 39, 59, 
88, 101, 226 

investigation by Finance Committee of tax abatements, 299, 311 

list of jurors, 238 

notice of hearing on proposed contract for collection and removal 
of garbage and refuse, 174 

notice of resignation of Edward J. McCormack as City Councillor 
and eligibility of Peter F. Mines for position, 315 

order re holding of inquest on Meridian street fatality, 98 

ordinance fixing fees for registration of linens, 273, 298, 489 

ordinance fixing fees for services of Citv Clerk under Uniform Com- 
mercial Code, 272, 298, 489 

permanent assignment to City Council of Assistant Corporation 
Counsel, 521 

preparation of Jury List, 193 

preparation of Municipal Register and pocket edition of Organiza- 
tion of City Government, 7 

printing of order re abatements to mass transportation railroads and 
list of such abatements to be sent to each member of Legislature, 204 

resignation of City Councillor Frederick C. Hailer, (2) 156 

tabulation of all opinions of Corporation Counsel requested by City 
Council since January 1, 1958, 227 



City Council 

Patrick J. McDonough, President 

James S. Coffey (elected April 21, 1958) 

William J. Foley, Jr. 

Frederick C. Hailer, Jr. (resigned April 21, 1958) 

Peter J. Hines (elected September 15, 1958) 

Christopher A. Iannella 

John E. Kerrigan 

Edward J. McCormack, Jr. (resigned September 12, 1958) 

Edward F. McLaughlin, Jr. 

Gabriel Francis Piemonte 

Joseph C. White 

adjournment out of respect to memory of 
Paul A. Dever 
George Fingold 
Michael T. Kelleher 
Wilfred Kelley 
Frederick W. Mansfield 
William E. Mullins 
Henry Parkman, Jr. 

administration of oath of office, 1, 159 

adoption of temporary rules, 5 

appointment of committee to escort Mayor (Couns. Kerrigan and 
Iannella), 1 

appointment of committee to prepare Council rules for 1958-59 5- 
Couns. Piemonte, White, Iannella, 28; report of committee 54 : 
proposed amendment to Rule 34, (2) 56 

appointment of Coun. Hailer on Committee to Memorialize Veterans 
vice former Coun. Ahearn, 99 

assignment of permanent Assistant Corporation Counsel to 

City Council, 52, 529, 535 

certification by Election Department of Council members for 
1958-59, 1 

chaplain of City Council: appointment of Right Rev. Christopher P 
Griffin, 492 



City Council, Continued 

committees appointed: 

Appropriations and Finance: Couns. Hailer (Chairman), Piemonte 
(Vice Chairman), White, Iannella, McLaughlin, McCormack, 
Foley, 9; resignation of Coun. Hailer, 156; appointment of Coun. 
Piemonte as Chairman, Coun. White as Vice Chairman, and Coun. 
Kerrigan as member, 161; resignation of Coun. McCormack, 315; 
appointment of Coun. Hines, 490 
Claims: Couns. McCormack (Chairman), Iannella (Vice Chairman), 
Hailer, Piemonte, Foley, 9; resignation of Coun. Hailer, 150; ap- 
pointment of Coun. Coffey, 161; resignation of Coun. McCormack, 
315; appointment of Coun. Hines as Chairman, 490 
Confirmations: Couns. Hailer (Chairman), Piemonte (Vice Chair- 
man), Iannella, White, Kerrigan, 9; resignation of Coun. Hailer, 
156; appointment of Coun. Coffey as Chairman, 101 
Executive: Coun. White (Chairman), Coun. Iannella (Vice Chair- 
man), and all the Councillors, 9, 161, 490 
Hospitals: Coun. McLaughlin (Chairman), McCormack (Vice 
Chairman), Iannella, Hailer, Foley, 9; resignation of Coun. Hailer, 
156; appointment of Coun. Coffey, 101; resignation of Coun. 
McCormack, 315; appointment of Coun. Hines as Vice Chairman, 
490 
Inspection of Prisons: Couns. McLaughlin (Chairman), Hailer 
(Vice Chairman), Kerrigan, White, Foley, 9; resignation of Coun. 
Hailer, 156; appointment of Coun. Coffey as Vice Chairman, 161 
Legislative Matters: Couns. Iannella (Chairman), McLaughlin 
(Vice Chairman), White, Kerrigan, (until April 28, 1958), Foley, 9; 
appointment of Coun. Coffey, 161 
Licenses: Couns. Foley (Chairman), Piemonte (Vice Chairman), 
McLaughlin, Kerrigan, McCormack, 9; resignation of Coun. Mc- 
Cormack, 315; appointment of Coun. Hines, 490 
Ordinances: Conns. Piemonte (Chairman until April 28, 1958), 
White (Vice Chairman), McLaughlin, McCormack, Hailer, 9; 
resignation of Coun. Hailer, 156; appointment of Coun. Coffey 
as Chairman, 161; resignation of Coun. McCormack, 315; ap- 
pointment of Coun. Hines, 490 
Public Housing: Couns. McCormack (Chairman), Piemonte (Vice 
Chairman), McLaughlin, Hailer, White, 9; resignation of Coun. 
Hailer, 156; appointment of Coun. Coffey as member, 161 
Public Lands: Couns. Piemonte (Chairman), Iannella (Vice Chair- 
man), Foley, Hailer, McCormack, 9; resignation of Coun. Hailer, 
156; appointment of Coun. Coffey, 161; resignation of Coun. 
McCormack, 315; appointment of Coun. Hines, 490 
Public Services and Recreation: Couns. Foley (Chairman). 
White (Vice Chairman), Hailer, Iannella, Kerrigan, 9; resignation 
of Coun. Hailer, 156; appointment of Coun. Coffey as member, 101 
Rules: Couns. Kerrigan (Chairman), White (Vice Chairman), 

Iannella, Foley, Piemonte, 9 
Urban Redevelopment, Rehabilitation and Renewal: Couns. 
Iannella (Chairman), Hailer (Vice Chairman), Piemonte, White, 
McLaughlin, 9; resignation of Coun. Hailer, 156; appointment of 
Coun. Coffey as Vice Chairman, 161 
conference of Mayor with Council re ordinance reorganizing Assess- 
ing Department, 576, 584 
contract for reporting City Council committee meetings and hearings, 

123 
contracts for reporting and indexing City Council minutes, 123 
creation of position of legal counsel to City. Council, 39 
election of James S. Coffey as City Councillor, 157 
election of Peter J. Hines as City Councillor, 315 
election of managers of Old South Association: Couns. McLaughlin 

and Piemonte, 29 
election of President: Patrick F. McDonough, 4 
information as to procedures of City Councils of other Massachusetts 
municipalities in exercising powers to summon witnesses, 59, 88, 101 
information on pieces of mail sent by Coun. Piemonte, 504, 518, 532 
invitation to attend annual meeting of American Municipal Congress, 

502 
invitation to attend conference of City Councils at University of 

Massachusetts, 132, 155 
invitation to attend conference of Mayors at New Orleans, 150 
invitation to attend Inter-American Congress of Municipalities, 212 

invocations: 1, 9, 30, 40, 43, 60, 86, 90, 100, 105, 117, 127, 134, 148, 
153, 159, 163, 175, 181, 189, 195, 211, 218, 230, 236, 241, 245, 251, 
257 277, 297, 309, 315, 483, 493, 499, 506, 518, 523, 532, 536, 562, 
569, 576, 588, 589 

meeting between Council and Executive Committee of Mayor's Com- 
mittee on Civic Progress, 155 

notice from James S. Coffey of his eligibility and willingness to serve 
as City Councillor for unexpired term of Frederick C. Hailer, Jr., 
resigned, 157 

opinion of Assistant Corporation Counsel Coffey re powers of City 
Council to summon witnesses, 226 



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City Council, Continued 

orders: 

adjournment to September 15, 312 

approval of S. B. 64 re establishment of unpaid Massachusetts Rec- 
reation Board, 41 

detailed budget sheets for each Councillor and members of press, 
83, 86 

election of James S. Coffey as City Councillor, 157 

election of Peter F. Hines as City Councillor, 315 

engrossment of resolution in honor of Richard Cardinal Cushing, 560 

holding of inquest on Meridian street fatality, 98 

license for football game for benefit of Nazareth Fund, 560 

opinion of Corporation Counsel on action of Council on March 24, 
1958, 126, 129 

photographs of Councillors for Municipal Register and Council 
rooms, 41 

power of City Council to establish Fire Prevention Code for City of 
Boston, 155 

power of City Council to summon witnesses and put under oath, 
39. 59, 88, 101, 226 

proposed repeal of Rule 32 of Council Rules, 581 

public hearing on proposed contract with Dooley Brothers, Inc., for 
collection and removal of garbage and refuse, 174 

reference of unfinished business, 5 

requested appearance of Mayor and Finance Commission before 
Committee on Ordinances re reorganization of Assessing Depart- 
ment, 312 

solarium at North End Park, 490 
report of Committee to Evaluate Boston Housing Authority Request 

to Build Additional Public Housing, 312 
resignation of Frederick C. Hailer, .Jr., as City Councillor, 156 
resignation of Edward J. MeCormaek, Jr., as City Councillor, 315 
resolves: 

acquisition by Boston Redevelopment Authority of vacant land for 
commercial redevelopment, 37 

adjournment in memory of former Governor Paul A. Dever, 150, 152 

approval of petition to Legislature for loan for Citv Hospital repairs, 
264 

approval of referendum re Fire Department, 520 

best wishes to Very Rev. Joseph R. N. Maxwell, 84, 122 

commendation of Tom Yawkey and Boston Red Sox, 150 

conference with Governor re government center, 227 

constitutionality of legislation permitting city to take obsolescent 
commercial property by eminent domain, 37 

designation of August 9. 1958, as " Alexander A. Vandergrift Day, " 173 

expression of gratitude to Harold Kern and Boston American-Record, 
180 

felicitations to Richard Cardinal Cushing, 556 

inclusion of Boston Naval Shipyard in submarine construction pro- 
gram, 38 

information from Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce re subsidiza- 
tion of Old Colony Branch of New York, New Haven & Hartford 
Railroad, 239 

information re Old Colony Railroad subsidization and construction 
of off-street parking garage at or in South Station property, 243 

meeting between Executive Committee of Committee on Civic 
Progress and those representing eity employees, 555 

meeting of Council with Governor re proposed second crossing of 
Boston Harbor, 180, 194 

official cognizance of Roger Clapp House as historic site, 156 

parking and traffic problems caused by Boston University students, 325 

partial report from certain department heads re Fire Prevention Code, 
584, 589 

regret at resignation of George G. Hyland as Commissioner of Public 
Works, 147 

request, for suggestions on budget by civic organizations and individu- 
als, 56 

safety facilities at smaller airports, 295 

salute to Boys' Clubs of Boston and Boys' Clubs of America, 123 

suggestions re supplementary budget by certain civic organizations, 171 

thanks of Council for assistance in study of budget to Boston Munici- 
pal Research Bureau, Joseph Slavet and Joseph Barresi, 147 

thanks of Council to Boston Finance Commission and Lester Murphy 
for assistance in study of budget, 147 

thanks of Council to those members of Legislature working for revi- 
sion of MTA deficit assessment formula, 249 

tribute in honor of sesquicentennial of founding of Catholic Diocese 
of Boston, 193 

welcome to Italian naval training ship " Raimondo Monteeuccoli, " 295 
resolves approving: 

acquisition of U. S. Navy property in D Street area by Boston Re- 
development Authority, 98 
additional funds for urban renewal and expediting of pro«ram 89 
l'ederal LTrban Renewal Program in Fens area, 520 
legislation providing payment of compensation to Frank Garvev ?8 
legislation to enable City to borrow S50.000.000 outside debt limit 
to construct new City Hall and Federal office building (to be sold 
to U. is. Government), 5 
reinstatement^ of Angelo Simonelli in Boston Housing Authority 

re-opening of negotiations between Hospital Trustees and Central 
Directory for Nurses, 312 



City Council, Continued 

resolves approving: 

secretarial staff in Mayor's Office to study proposed legislation affect- 
ing city and notify interested persons of hearings before legislative 
committees, 37 

skeleton force all day on Good Friday, 130 

resolves congratulating: 

Boston City Federation of Organizations, 593 
Charlestown Cardinals, 298 
"Christian Science Monitor" publishers and staff, 227 
coach and members of South Boston High School baseball team, 228 
Rev. Terrence L. Connolly, S.J., 313 
Ralph Granara, 187 
Edward J. MeCormaek, Jr., 554 
World War Memorial Committee of Roslindale, 588 

resolves favoring legislation re 

authority of city to borrow money for remodeling, reconstructing and 
making extraordinary improvements and repairs to certain build- 
ings, 266 
authorizing certain compensation to Charles G. Haddah, 82 
conveyance to Rice Post No. 28, American Veterans of World War II 
and Korea, of parcel of land now under control of Parks and Recrea- 
tion Department, 29 
H. B. 2136: compensation to city for delay in transfer of Sumner 

Tunnel, 104 
H.B. 2308 re increased salaries of Boston police officers to be paid by 

Commonwealth, 103 
H.B. 2309 re same salary schedule for Boston police officers as for 

MDC police, 103 
H.B. 2891: Governor's work program, 187 

H.B. 3025: construction, maintenance and operation of additional 
vehicular tunnel to East Boston by Massachusetts Turnpike 
Authority, 187, 194 
increased pensions payable under Permanent School Pension Fund in 

Boston, 98, 560 
membership in State-Boston Retirement System, 55 
new municipal courthouse for Roxbury District, 568 
payment of all expenses of court operations by Commonwealth, 82 
payment of pension to Thomas J. Conaty of Police Department, 115 
payment of pension to Alphonse Simon, 56 
relief to City of Boston from inequitable MDC costs, 131 
repayment to Patrick J. Loftuss of his contributions to Contributory 

Retirement System, 115 
retirement of John I. Lane, 114 
U. S. Senate Bill 4035: Housing Act of 1958, 295 

resolves opposing: 

Boston Edison Company proposed rate increases, 59 

parking lot at aquarium site, South Boston, 295 

proposed curtailment of Boston and Hingham Navy Yards, 594 

removal of federal control on production of natural gas, 44, 56 

resolves upon death of: 

James M. Curley, 567 
Paul A. Dever, 150 
George Fingold, 312 
Thomas H. Green, 228 
Michael T. Kelleher, 554 
Wilfred Kelley, 276 
Frederick W. Mansfield, 555 
William E. Mullins, 504 
Henry Parkman, Jr., 195 
Pope Pius XII, 517 
Robert B. Sibley, 239 

rules for conduct of hearings where power to summons witnesses is 
exercised, 54, 56 

sections 23A and 23B of Chapter 39 of General Laws re meetings of 
City Councils, School Committees, Boards and Commissions, 573, 584 

transcript of hearing held by Boston Public Safety Committee for 
Council, 560 



City Debt Requirements, Interest 

transfer to Police Department, $48,000, 578 



City Documents 

No. 30: annual list of appointments bv the Mayor of minor officers 

paid by fees, 119, 131 
No. 31: annual list of appointments by the Mayor of constables au- 
thorized to serve civil process upon filing of bond, 119, 131 
No. 33: list of inhabitants qualified to serve as jurors, 238 
No. 41: changes in voting precincts in Wards 9, 19 and 22, 587 
printing of articles by Frances Burns re City Hospital as public docu- 
ment, 567, 581 
printing of book entitled "Boston's Streets," 37 



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acceptance oi Chapter 301 of Acts uf 1958 re late entry into State- 
Boston Retirement System, 228 

hearing by Executive Committee on group insurance for city em- 
ployees, 82 

hearing • delay in payment to city employees of accumulated overtime 
pay, 505 

list of vacancies in various city departments, 13, 171; number of paid 
officials and employees, IS; number of employees as of November 30, 
1957, 20; comparison with other cities, 20 

resolve re meeting between Executive Committee of Committee for 
Ci\ ic Progress and those representing city employees, 555 

skeleton force all day on Good Friday, 130 

City Hall 
loan of SJ0,OJ0,000 for construction of new City Hall, 512, 5G6, 584 

City of Boston 

notice of hearing before Department of Public Utilities, 37 

City Messenger Department 

additional specific information on 1058 budget from civic organiza- 
tions, 137 

briefing of Council by Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce re 
Old Colony Railroad situation, 239, 242, 248, 255 

contract for reporting of City Council meetings and hearings, 123 

information re pieces of mail sent by Coun. Piemonte, 504, 518, 532 

permanent recording of hearing on public housing by Executive 
Committee, 295 

photographs of Councillors for Municipal Register and Council 
rooms, 41 

report re appearance of Finance Commission re land takings on Hay- 
ward pi., 316 

City Planning Board 

appointment of Planning Commissioners: 

Harry J. Keefe, 169 
Robert A. MacLellan, 169 
Joseph A. Mitchell, 169 
appointment of members of Zoning Commission: 

Albert V. Colman, 252, 591 

Robert T. Fowler, Jr., 252, 591 

Arthur J. Gartland, 571, 591 

Albert Gross, 252, 591 

William L. Hyland, 252, 591 

Edward I. Masterman, 252, 591 

Theodore W. Paul, 252, 591 

Timothy J. Regan, Jr., 252, 591 

Charles F. Spillane, 252, 591 

David F. Supple, 252, 591 

Stanley Underhill, 252, 591 

M. Murray Weiss, 252, 562 
analysis of report of Overseers of Public Welfare re housing needs of 

the elderly, 237, 276, 280, 313, 492 
appropriation: $100,000 for Government Center Study (to be refunded 

by Boston Redevelopment Authority), 9, 37 
conference of Board with Boston Redevelopment Authority and 

Council Committee on Redevelopment, Rehabilitation and Renewal 

55 
Council request for report on deficiencies in present statutes, orders 

and regulations re fire safety in Boston, 584 
Fire Prevention Code deficiencies, 589 

information re studies and plans for garage over South Station, 250 
information re transportation center at South Station, 250 
location of new technical high school near William Morrissey Boule- 
vard, 83 
off-street parking area under Fitzgerald Highway, 131, 153, 175 
policy re absorption of Old Colony Railroad by MTA, 173 
printing of communication from Boston Real Estate Board re 

further budget cuts and oral replies in City Record, 137 
request to expedite statistical analysis of Welfare Department report on 

housing conditions for aged, 237 
resolve re limitations to be put on proposed sale of land to North- 
eastern University, 592 
review of plans for urban redevelopment and renewal with Boston 

Redevelopment Authority and Committee on Urban Redevelopment 

Rehabilitation and Renewal, 270 
study of best use of certain Northern Avenue property, 504 






City Record 

printing of article, "The Shame of the States," in City Record, 233 

Civic Progress, Committee on 

approval of loan and appropriation order for $1,000,000 for addi- 
tional hospital equipment and request for legislative authority to 
borrow $3,000,000 for hospital building repairs, 290 

Civil Defense 
appointment of Director: Francis C. Cleary, 273 

Claims 

(See also Pensions and Annuities) 

abatement of nuisance: 

Lucille B. Sharmet, Trustee of the Twentiversary Trust, 318 

for payment of professional services: 
Dr. Edward H. Hommel, 28 

indemnification of hospital, surgical, medical and nursing ex- 
penses: 

Abbis, Joseph P., 557, 566; Ahem, William F., 212, 239 
Arnao, Francis A., 177, 191, 319, 491, 519, 558 

Baldner, Charles F., 122, 130; Barrett, John C, 149, 170, 557, 566 
Bell, William II., 149, 157; Bertolino, Vito J., 177, 191 
Borden, Ralph A., 268, 275; Bovlan, Joseph, 149, 170 
Briscoe, Charles F., 91, 101; Brown, Francis X., 177, 191 
Buchanan, Charles M., 149, 170; Bunker, Arthur W., 557, 566 
Burrill, Robert N., 557, 566 
Burwell, John E., (2) 91, (2) 101, 319, 503 
Byrne, Frederick J., 122, 130 
Camerlengo, Michael J., 519, 557, 558, 580 

Campbell, John L., 226, 239, 519, 530; Carney, Thomas E., 319, 495 
Carpenter, William G., 36, 83; Cass, John F\, 122, 150 
Castronova, Salvatore J., 212, 228; Cavanagh, Fred W., 101, 123 
Cederchuck, Stephen, 177, 183; Ciampa, Dante C, 177, 183 
Civitarese, Don, 149, 170; Civitarese, Louis J., 519, 558 
Collella, Joseph, 177, 191; Corcoran, John J r , 149, 157 
Coyne, Thomas J., 212, 232; Crawford, Joseph M., 122, 130, 319, 495 
Crehan, John J., 122, 150, 319, 490; Cremin, Gerald L., 177, 183 
Crowley, John J., 91, 101; Cullinane, Robert G., 590 
Cullinane, William J., 36, 83; Cunningham, William A., 122, 150 
Curran, Thomas E., 590; Cutcliffc, Joseph A., 590 
Dalev, Joseph F., 319, 495; DePesa, Michele A., 319, 503 
DeRosa, Paul J., 36, 83, 177, 183, 519, 553; DeSisto, Prisco C, 41, 99 
DiStefano, Salvatore M., 319, 503; Dohertv, Joseph P., 519, 552 
Doherty, Walter G., 519, 530; Dowd, Joseph M., 319, 495 
Doyle, Robert A., 177, 183; Doyle, William P., Jr., 212, 239 
Eastman, Chester W., 177, 191; Estey, Eugene W., 177, 191 
Fall, Frank P., 268,275,590 
Fennellv, Canice J., Jr., 319, 490, 557, 580 
Fennelly, William C, 91, 101; Fermano, F>aneis B., 519, 559 
Fiorenz'a, Guido S„ 519, 558; Foley, John J., 212, 228 
Ford, James E., 149, 170 

Qambardello, Frank, 149, 157; Gavin, W T alter A., 268, 275 
George, Ralph H., (2) 212, 228, 319, 495; Geswell, John J., 212, 239 
Gilday, Francis J., 122, 149, 150, 157, 226, 247 
Gottwald, George J., 319, 490; Griffin, Thomas V., 212, 228 

Hagerty, William, 519, 530; Haskell, Harold V., 91, 101 
Hayes, John F., 177, 191 ; Heelen, John D., 319, 490 
Hession, Thomas J., 177, 191; Holland, James F., 519, 552 
Homer, Edward, 177, 191; Hynes, Paul F., 268, 275 

Jameson, John E., 177, 191; Jones, Charles J., 212, 232 

Kennedy, James D., 36, 83; Kenney, Edward P., 319, 490 

Keyes, Edward B., 557, 566; King, George H., 54, 99, 169, 183, 319, 503 

Kraft, John J., 212, 232 

LaCasse, Raymond B., 526, 559; Lane, Thomas F., 319, 503 
Lee, George F., Jr., 557, 580; Lennon, Thomas B., 122, 150 
Leonard, Edward F., 190, 247; Logan, Arthur J., 212, 239 
Lynch, William G., 319, 495 

Mahoney, Leroy J., 122, 130, 557, 566 

Mallinson, Joseph W., 268, 275, 519, 552; Manning, John R., 590 
Marino, Emilio F., 91, 101; Marr, Arthur R., 212, 239, 268, 275 
Marr. Frank J., 226, 239; McCarthy, John J. (referred December 30, 

1957), 38 
McClennan, W'illiam Howard, 149, 151, 177, 191 
McDonough, Stephen J., 177, 191, 319, 490, 519, 530 
McGonagle, James F., 122, 130; McGowan, Timothy J., 212, 232 
McGrath, William J., 519, 558; McGuire, John G., 319, 503 
McLaughlin, John P., 122, 130; McNeil, Joseph J., 91, 101 
Melia, Gerard S., 319, 503; Moynihan, Daniel W., 91, 101 
Mullen, John J., 571, 580 



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Claims, Continued 

indemnification of hospital, surgical, medical and nursing 
expenses: 

Newman, Edmond J., 2.35, 308, 502, 520, 571 
O'Brien, John C, 519, 530 

Prerce, Martin E., 212, 232; Pierce, William A., 590 
Pinio, Robert O., 590; Pishkin, Joseph F., 91, 101 
Randell, George E., 319, 490; Riley, Stephen J., 519, 552 
Rosata, Vincent P., 319, 503 

Sargent, Albert P., 519, 530; Scanlan, Edward T., 268, 275 
Schmidt, Walter F., 519, 530; Schofield, John J., Jr., 319, 495 
Sexton, James 11., 122, 130; Sullivan, Thomas G., 177, 191 
Sweeney, Calvin W., 91, 101; Sweeney, Robert M., 590 
Thompson, John V., 519, 552; Timmons, William F., 212, 231 
Twomey, Jeremiah P., 2G8, 275 
Uxton, Mclvin F., 119, 157 
Vogel, Charles N. (referred December 30, 1957), 38, 88, 99, 114, 123, 

128, 150, 154, 161, (3) 183, 209 
Waldron, John J., 590; White, Woodrow F., 91, 101, 177, 191 
Wilson, James C, 91, 101 
Zahn, Arthur W., 319, 490 

personal injuries: 

Accomando, Daisy, 298; Adelberg, Gertrude, 121 

Albano, Walter A., 209; Aleksieiezuk, Helen A., 268, 318 

Arnato, Ethel, 176; Auiato, Rose, 298; Armstrong, Mary A., 298 

Arnold, Mary F., 318; Avellino, John, 289; Azhajanian, Mary, 289 

Bacigalupo, Julia, 578; Baffo, Giovaehina, 289 

Baker, Theresa A., 237, 513; Barchard, Gladys V., 128 

Bayard, Jennie, 135; Bell, Grace, D., 590; Berwick, Paul H., 519 

Bevilacqua, Grace, 557; Bielawski, Chester, 149; Boti, Irene, 28 

Boylan, Nora, 246; Boynick, Bernard G., 28 

Brady, Mary J., 578; Brennan, Joan, 246; Brennan, Mrs. Leo, 289 

Briggs, Irene, 121; Broderick, Catherine C, 242 

Bronson, Burr R., 161 ; Brookneld, Mr. and Mrs. George, 246 

Brown, Louise, 289; Browne, Frances A., 562 

Bruce, Richard C, 273; Buccino, Rena M., 578; Byrne, Lucille, 82 

Cappola, Eileen, 289; Carvalho, Joseph, 113 

Cashman, William F., 53; Cass, Rita, 182; Castleman, Jacob, 28 

Chefitz, Leah, 28; Chiampa, John, 36; Coombs, Madeleine, 578 

Coughlin, Anna C, 169; Cunningham, Mary, 128; Cutler, Anna, 268 

Davis, Gertrude, 135; Davis, Nancy, 274; Dawson, Emma N., 237 

Debrisky, Frances, 149; Dellarocco, Grace, 101 ; DeMarco, Joseph, 230 

DeNapoli, Alan, 230; DcStefano, Catherine, 242; DiBlasi, Maria, 128 

DiFeola, Mrs. Vincenza, 182; DiFronzo, Mary D., 318 

Discenza, Angela, 28; Dixon, John A., 237; Dolan, George, 91 

Donahue, Michael, 298; Donnelly, Elizabeth B., 268 

Donnenwirth, Mrs. Richard A., 226; Donovan, Elizabeth M., 53 

Dreist, Ruth M., 513; Driscoll, William, 149; Duggan, Patrick, 298 

Duncan, Donna Marie, 273 

Elam, Charles H., 85 

Fairneny, Helen, 562; Farren, Alice, 28; Feeney, Helena, 28 

Feldman, Dorothy, 526; Ferragina, Frank, 519 

Ferrara, Catherine, 578; Fitzgerald, James T., 113 

Flaherty, Sally, 113; Flashman, Carroll, 169; Foley, Sandra, 590 

Fondoulakis, Constance, 82; Freeman, Albert, 289 

Ualoforo, Nancy and Diane, 121; Geran, Mary, 578 

Gero, Elinor, 190; Giannato, Angelina, 121; Gillooly, Patricia, 154, 190 

Girvan, Charles A., 519; Glazer, Mary, 578; Glenn, Mary, 289 

Glick, Dora, 113; Glick, Rudolph, 237; Goldman, Julius, 176 

Goode, Catherine H., 230; Gorfinkle, Freda, 289; Gray, Agnes, 154 

Greenfield, Fay, 88; Guinta, Joseph, 113 

Haggarty, Thomas, 190; Halpin, Leo J., 289; Harking, George L., 176 

Harold, Daniel, 298; Harold, Jane, 298; Heft, Mary, 53 

Hickey, Frederick P. and Mary, 121; Hitchcock, Patricia, 154 

Hong, Henry, 494 

Israel, David, 113 

Johnson, Martha, 28; Jordan, Donald, 533 

Kalen, Louise, 91; Kelly, John J.. Jr., 28; Kelly, Mary, 169 

Kenney, Margaret M. and Leona A., 121, 310; Killion, John, 501 

Kissell, C. J., 169; Kirsis, Arthur R., 40; Kirwin, Antoinette, 40 

Kirzner, Max, 121; Knowlton, Esther M., 562; Kulas, Anthony, 237 

Kurlander, Dora, 182 

LaCortiglia, Katherine, 519; Lake, Barbara, 128; Lands, Jennie, 40 

Lane, Paul Gerard, 209; Langenthal, Elaine, 52G, 571 

Lauletta, Grace, 533; Lee, Alice E., 176, 226; Leonard, Ann, 190 

Levine, Mildred, 273; Levine, Sherma, 289; 

Libby, Gertrude G., 230; Logan, John, 289; Longo, Nicholas, 519 

Lord, Blanche H., 121; Lyons, Paul, 590 

Mahan, Emily, 226; Mallard, Joseph, 289, 562 

Mambuca, Domenic A., 488; Marks, Louis M., 121 

Martin, Joseph, 209; McGourty, James, 289; McGovern, Helen T., 268 

McNulty, Marjorie, 176; Menton, Mary, 578 

Mitchell, Christopher, C, 135; Mitchell, Dorothy A., 128 

Mitchell, Helen, 135; Moan, Marion V., 101 

Moriarty, Beatrice E., 114; Mullarkey, John E., 169 

Mullarkey, Margaret C, 169; Mullarkev, Nora M., 169 

Mullen, Catherine F., 494; Mullin, Mary M., 246 

Murphy, Catherine, 176; Murphy, Charles F., 190 

Murphy, James, 562; Murphy, Mary, 88 



Claims, Continued 

personal injuries: 

Neill, Mrs. Alfreta B., 226; Nielson, Oscar, 182; Norman, Eva, 135 
O'Brien, Christopher, 298; O'Donnell, Anna, 310 
O'Leary, Eileen P., 40; O'Malley, William, 209 
O'Reilly, Patrick, 170; Orlando, Frank, 246 
Pascucci, Anthony H. and Cecile, 88; Payne, Albert, 273 
Petrigno, Jean, 254; Pike, Edna I., 113; Pitkin, Harry, L., 254 
Pizzi, Mary, 36; Plant, Thomas, 128; Poto, Beverley Anne, 289 
Purpura, Lena, 128 

Quinlan, John, 519; Quirk, John L., 176 
Raasch, Elizabeth L., 91; Raff a, Joel, 526 
Ramaska, Joanne M., 246; Revelas, Charles P., 176 
Ricciardelli, Elvira, 36 

Santackas, Anne, 318; Santackas, Vito, 318 
Schucker, Bella, 182; Sexton, M. Theresa, 590 
Shaknov, Frances, 121; Sheinfiekl, Leon. 501; Sinister, Lillian, 226 
Silva, Frances J., 40; Silver, Allen E., 268 
Silverman, Abraham and Evelyn, 318; Simbolik, Mary, 298 
Skehill, Christine, 182; Smith, Elizabeth B., 501 
Soucy, Carole A., 28; Steinberg, Celia, 53; Stone, Arthur F., 135 
Stone, Ruby, 28; Sullivan, Francis C, 273; Sullivan, Lillian, 149 
Sullivan, Mary I., 273; Sweeney, Margaret, 488 

Timbas, Alfred, 176; Tontodonata, Jeanette, 585; Toon, Hazel, 289 
Vaughan, George, 212 

Waggenheim, Donald, 501; Walsh, June B., 513 
AVhalen, Arthur, 149; White, Lucy C, 149; Whittingham, Phyllis, 82 
Wickman, Esther, 298; Williams, Ethel, 562; Wyzonsky, Rose, 268 
property damage: 

Adams, Burtley A., 310; Aetna Casualty & Surety Co., 128 

Albano, Walter A., 209; Albany Novelty Manufacturing Co., 161 

Alessandroni, Salvatore L., 113 

Allied American Mutual Fire Insurance Co., 488 

Allied Van Lines, Inc., 519; Appel, Leonard, 289 

Atlas Auto Parts, 590; Atlas Thread Co., 585; Atwood, Walter E., 91 

Babikian, Araxi, 494; Bair, Hoke, Jr., 161; Berger, Jack, 101 

Berman Realty Trust, 289; Bichnevicius, Michael, 237 

Bickford Baking Co., Inc. 273; Binder, Charles, 40 

Binder, Martha I., 298; Bird, Edwin W. and Katherine A., 28 

Bishop, Mary, 562; Blanchette, Robert F., 289; Bonini, Viviens, 182 

Boston Insurance Co., 88; Bowering, Charles l'\, Jr., 209 

Boylan, Nora, 240; Brady, Thomas F., 28; Bramante, Domenic, 494 

Brandt, Ernest H., Ill, 40; Bratsos, Arthur, 149; Brennan, Joan, 246 

Bretner, Joseph, 590; Briggs, Barbara, 28 

Brookfield, Mr. and Mrs. George, 246; Brown, Theresa, 298 

Buckley, John, 36; Burgess, Charles D., 585; Burke, Edward J., 149 

Burke, Mary, 91; Buzyk, Andrew, 161 

Cahill, Beatrice M., 9; Cahill, Richard G., 289 

Cain, William A., Jr., 161; Calhoun, Frederick R., 113 

Campbell, Wilbur L., 154; Cardillo, Sadie, 176; Carleton, Dean D., 494 

Carlo, Francis C, 121; Carroll, William S., 318: 

Cartolano, Joseph P., 246: Caruso, Maria, 289; Carver, Harold J., 298 

Centracchio, John C, 85; Chait, Irving, 501 

Chamberlain, G. Arthur, Jr., 501; Chan, On, 82 

Chantiles, Theodore, 268; Chase, Goldie, 533: Cheney (G. S.) Co., 149 

Chiango, Frank, 91; Ciampoli, Joseph, 254; Clark, Mary F., 88 

Coakley, Daniel V., 230; Cohen, Sidney and Nellie S., 28 

Collates, Charles N., 91 

Collins, Edwin, W., 298; Colton, Mrs. Walter F., 494 

Condor, James J., 91; Condron, Concetta, 590; Connors, John, 128 

Cottv, Dorothv L., 268; Cross, Mrs. Eleanor, 190 

Cunningham, Ralph L., 254; Curtis, Richard E., 135: Cutler, Mary, 28 

Daley, John F., 113; Dalton, Edward J., 28; Danick, Marie J., 101 

DeMarco, Domenic, 318; DeSimone, Joseph, Jr., 526 

Devitt, Raymond E., 237; Devoe & Reynolds Co., Inc., 121 

Dixon, John A., 237; Dolby, Seymour, 149; Donahue, Daniel, 298 

Donahue, Edward C, 40; "Donahue, Thomas, 268 

Donald Cab Co., 501; Donisi, Arthur J., 273; Donlan, Frank, 190 

Donovan, George F., 40; Donavan, Helen, 237 

Donovan, Michael, 585; Doran, John L., 590; Dore, John, 28 

Elmo, Edward B., 226; Erickson, Louise, 590 

Esposito, Alfonso, 289 

Faletra, Julia, 590; Family Fruit Co., Inc., 226 

Farulla, Pasquale, 113; Federal Mutual Insurance Co., 246 

Fitzgerald, James A., 121; Fitzgerald, John I., 212 

Flaherty, Walter J., 53; Flood, James L., 226 

Flynn, James M., 237; Foley, John V., 128; Ford, James E., 585 

Fornaro, Margaret et al, 519; Francliina, Alfred M., 237 

Frawley, James A., 113; Furniture Outlet of Boston, Inc., 40 

Fyfe, John, 101 

Gallagher, Robert, 494; Gaquin, Joseph R., 562 

Gaughan, Mrs. Thomas, 501; Geshling, Charles J., 519 

Giannangelo Market, 154; Giannetta, Domenic, 161 

Giarla, Michael F., 91; Giordano, Louis, 526 

Glashir Trust, 513; Gold, Helen, 318; Goodman, Alvin D., 501 

Gopin, Max, 40; Gordon, Gertrude, 273; Gould, Maurice M., 298 

Gould, William H., 242; Grazor, Anthony J., 121; Green, Lionel, 28 

Greene, Lionel D., 128; Greenlaw Motor Parts Co., 237 

Gronemus, Lambert, 161; Guilbault, Wilfred C, 513 

Guy, Michael, 128 



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Claims, Continued 
propert] damage: 

Hamwey, Charles J., 246; Hardie, John B., 113 
Hardware Mutuals, 194; rlassett, Mary F., 519 

.1 P., L21; Heyraan, Alfred M., 501 
Hickey, Frederick P. and Mary, 121; Higgins, Mrs. Mary .!.. 226 
Hill, Esther Preble, L13; Homaker, Teresa, 53 
Hurley, Edward T., 101; Hutohinson, Joseph P., 121 
ladorla, Frank J., 10; lanlosco, Anthony J., 88 
Janigian, Oeorgc, 36; Jewett.Phyllis, 194; Johnson, George, 88 
Johnson, Joseph, 289; Johnson, Lloyd M., 562 
Jones, Evelyn \ .. I 19; Joyal, Airs. Raymond, 121 
Kassner, Airs. Victor, 36; Katz, Lillian, 268 
Keane, Michael E., lOl-j Kelleher, Robert P., 318 
Kelley, Russell R., Jr., 121; Kelley, Stephen F., Jr., 254 
Kenney, John J., 519; King, Denis, 113; King, Hannah, 88 
Kirby, Jeremiah F., 91; Kissell, C. J., 169 
Knopf, Lorraine, 121; Kramer, Mrs. M. A., 53 
Kulas, Anthony, 237 

Labounty, Ludolph, 109; Lahage, Kalal, 91 
Lament, Joseph J., 298; Lane, Paul Gerard, 209 
Lanza, Alfred, 53; Laundrem. Inc., 22G; Lazzaro, Joseph, 154 
Leavitt, Barney,_154; Lelecas, Peter G., 488 
Lemelman, Bessie, 121; Leonard, Nathan and Ella P., 273 
Lewicki, Czeslaw, 190; Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., 113, 242 
Logan, John, 289; Lorimer, Thomas, 154 
Mabardi, Edward, 533; MaeDonald, John H., 161 
MacMullan, Arthur H., 298; MacNeil, John E., 190 
Maguire, Anna, 237; Mahoney, Marie J., 161 
Maloof, Nadir and Nellie, 135; Mambuca, Domenic A., 190, 488 
Marjouridies, Christi, 91; Manning, Cornelius J., 128 
Maranghi, Ambrose E., 36; Martinello, Anna, 513 
Massaro, Joseph, 41; Mattina, Theresa, 135 
Mel ' ntliv, Elizabeth, 101; McCormick, Mary L. E., 182 
McDonough, Thomas H., 154; McFaden, Delbert, 121 
McGrath, Viola P., 113; McKay, Catherine, 318 
McKenzie, George A., 28; McLaughlin, Mary M., 154 
McLean, Gordon A., 28; McManamin, Edward F., Jr., 169 
McNamara, Francis B., 22G; McNally, Thomas, 289 
Melish, Joseph S., 149; Miller, Benjamin B., 182 
Molineaux, Joseph, 318; Monahan, Edward F., 88 
Moore, Arthur M., 268; Moran, Hubert F., 289 
Moran, Muriel, 28; Morante, Edmund, 585 
Morris, Alfred T., 513; Morton Drug Store, Inc., 101 
Motors Insurance Corporation, 289; Mullarkey, John E., 169 
Mullarkey, Rev. John E., 237; Mullarkey, Margaret C, 169 
Mullarkey, Nora M., 169; Mullin, Joseph H., 246 
Murphy, Charles F., 190; Murphy, James G., 590 
Murphy, Patrick JD., 246 

Navyokas, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph, 289; Nealon, John L., 121 
Neeman, John J., 121; Newton, Joseph, 36 

O'Connor, Arthur J., 289; O'Connor, Mary K., 154 
Ohanasian, Alice, 488; Olga, Gabriel T., 176 
O'Malley, William. 209; O'Rourke, Ruth, 36 
O'Sullivan, John, 255 

Pappas, Norman, 40; Parkman Realty, Inc., 310 
Parris, Noel, 501; Parsons, Rev. John L., 176 
Pascucci, Anthony H. and Cecile, 88; Pasquale, Aurelio, 557 
Payne, Albert, 273; Pennsylvania Fire Insurance Co., 571 
Perry, Mary, 190; Peters, Abdo, 101; Pike, Oliver A., 585 
Pirrone, Frank J., 562; Pizzano, Raymond, 318 
Plantamura, Domenie, 121; Posner's, Inc. (David H.), 209 
Powell, Wilfred R., 578; Pressman, Rose, 533 
Quinlan, Edward T., 289; Quirk, Lawrence A., 289 

Raliall, Joseph W., 242; Ramaska, Joanne M., 246 

Rando, Phillip J., 121; Rapoza, Edward, 268 

Realty, Inc., 209; Ravelas, Charles P., 176; Rice, Albert A., 28 

Riley, Thomas J., et ux, 88; Roach, Elizabeth M., 590 

Roeney, Janet, 289; Roemer, Harry E., 226 

lingers, Elizabeth, 149; Rohmer, Warren, 571 

Roman, Walter A., 585; Roper & Lanza Knitting Co., 526 

Rosenthal, Alfred H., 113; Rubin, Ethel, 226; Rull, Greta D., 242 

S & S Taxi Co., Inc., 571; Sablock, John R., 289 

Salmone, Joseph, 154; Santackas, Vito, 318 

Sarante's Restaurant, 513; Schaffer, Philip S., 101 

Sessler, Margaret L., 318; Shahood, Helen, 246; Sharaf, Saul B., 318 

Sheehan, Edward F.. 212; Shobert, George, 273 

Silverman, Eli, 170; Silverman, Abraham and Evelyn, 318 

Sisson, Theresa, 590; Slusarz, Stanley P., 318 

Smith, George L., 289; Smith, Robert E., 88 

Spardaro, Andrew, 571; Spiegel, Nettie, 590 

Spinello, John V., 149; Stavredes, Theodore J., 242 

Stepner, Mrs. Jacob, 182; Sternick, Melvin, 53 

Stevens, Alan, 169; Sullivan, William H., Jr., 53 

Sutton, Alexander R., 513; Sweeney, George N., 526 

Tabet, Elias, 533; Thompson, Launcelot N., 230 
Timbas, Alfred, 176; Tolnick, Hyman, 519 
Tortora, Anthony J., 121; Tudor Coffee Shop, 226 
Tyler, Richard II., 40 



Claims, Continuud 
property damage: 



121 



United Farmers of New England, Inc., 

Universal C. I. T Credit Corporation, 109 

Universal Textile Corporation, 113 

Varone, Ruggiero R., 310; Vernon Realty Trust, 149 

Villa, Alfred S., 578; Villard, Mary, 237 

Vitale, Nicolina, 494 

Walsh, Mrs. Thomas, 28 

Washington Boulevard Methodist Church, 53 

Watson, J. C, 121; Waver, Allen, 230; Wear, W: 

Welch (James O.) Co., 40; White, Arthur J., Jr., 

White, Francis J., 289; Wieland, George, 208 

Williams, Thomas II., 161; Wilson, William, 209 

Wolfe, Allen A., 101; Worontsoff, Serge, 36 

Ye Old Brown Jug, Inc., 101; Yenorkian, Henry M., 533 

Zagarclla, Rocco, 121; Zammitti, Ida, 36 

Zarella, Anthony G., 28; Zarella, Mariano, 237 

Zito, Vincent, 289; Zoris, Annie C, 246 



iam D., 488 
89 



property loss: 
Alessi, Humbert, 



42 



rebate: 

Davis Cafe, Inc., 36; petition withdrawn, 101 
Kelly, Mrs. James, 30 

refund: 

American Oil Co., 212; Anderson, Edward E., 182 

Atlantic Refining Co., 212 

Bongiorno, Rev. Angclo, 190 

Cardarelli Construction Co., Inc., 318 

Christo, Angelo, 273 

Dental Art Laboratory, 289; Diamond, Celia, 562 

Electric Storage Battery Co., 318 

Fabreeka Products Co., 149 

Qoldenberg, Louis, 88 

Gorin (H. N.) & Leeder Management Co., 149 

Kamen, Frances, 501; Kusch, Jo Ellen, 310 

Landsman, Jacob L., 578 

MacAbee, Mrs. Mack, 562 

Norfolk Apartments, Inc., 501 

Raskind, Charles S., 571; Rochlin, Irving, 182 

Ross, Henry and Sumner, 526 

Sail Paper Co., 230; Shaughnessy, Herbert A., 91 

Shea, Gertrude, 40; Shell Oil Co., 176 

Shuman, Albert, 182; Stanley, John T., 268 

Stokes, Francis L. and Dorothy D., 562 

Universal Oil Burner Service, Inc., 310 

Whiting, Susan Marie J., 246 

reimbursement of employees' claims 

Antonelli, Domenic A., 526; Arnao, Peter V., 121, 150 

Austin, Arthur T., 318 

Barry, Francis X., 209, (3) 254; Batts, Arthur J., 585 

Bonavista, Walter S„ (2) 246; Bova, Joseph, 273 

Bowen, Leo G., (2) 154, (2) 170; Bradley, John W., 88, 182 

Brady, James F., 209, 213; Bresnahan, John C, 121, 150 

Brooks, Francis D., 28, 38; Brophy, Norman E., 113, 123 

Brown, Harold J., 128; Burke, Joseph L., 128, 135, 150 

Callahan, Thomas F., 121; Campo, Gregory, 318, 490 

Cass, Edward A., 246, 533; Cerullo, Anthony, 526 

Clash v, Joseph M., 237 

Coleman, John J. (referred December 30, 1957), 38 

Connelly, Thomas F., 242; Conlon, Thomas J., 128 

Corbett, Edward J., 318; Corrado, Anthony, 170, 183 

Cozza, Etta P. for husband Rocco Cozza, 519, 553 

Cunningham, Joseph G., 246; Cunningham, P. Joseph, 82 

Curtis, Paul B., 88, 99; Curtis, Robert F., 40, 83 

Cutler, James H., 88, 99 

Daly, George W., 494; Davis, Emory J., Jr., 91 

Denehy, John F., 268; Denholm, John, 488 

DeOssie, Paul H., 578; Desjardin, Clair R., 82 

DeYoung, Gardner, 113; DiBattista, Frank, 40, 83 

Dillon, John F.. 226, 232; DiStefano, Salvatore, 169 

Doherty, Joseph P., 121; Doherty, Walter G., 289 

Dolan, Charles E., 190, 210; Donlan, Andrew W., 289, 490 

Donovan, William E., 318; Driscoll, David J., 289 

Duffy, Hugh F. J., 590; Dumas, Eugene W., 36, 83 

Dunn, Stephen A., 28, 38 

Enaire, Arthur J., 298 

Faretra, Thomas P., 176; Ford, James D., 519 

Gallagher, Patrick, 590; Geanacopoulos, Thomas, 121 

Gillis, Walter J., 533, 580 



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Claims, Continued 

reimbursement of employees' claims: 

Hackctt, Paul D., 121, 150; Hall, Albert F., 212 

llulpin, William H., 113; Hanbury, John E., 590 

Hanrahan, Edward J., 170; Haskell, Howard V., 230, 239 

Hatch, Lawrence T., 121; Haugh, Francis J., 149, 157 

Healy, Maurice J., 121, 150; Higgins, Edward J., 488 

Hiding, Henry H., 585; Hurley, Charles J., 212, 237 

Imbriano, Michael, 128 

Johnson, Leonard B., 533, 581 

Kelley, James J., 121, 150, 533, 567 

Kelley, Thomas P., 40; Kouroycn, Ralph S., 149 

Lowell, Donald D., 30; Lucas, John E., 135 

Lucey, William C, 135, 150; Lynch, James J., 190, 210 

Magee, John L., 128; Mazares, Gregory, 230, 239 

McBrine, Joseph V., 557; McCaffrey, Edwin G., 154 

McCarthy, Francis G., 109; McCarthy, John J., (2) 585 

McCarthy, Paul V., 101 ; McCarthy, Thomas J., 40, 83 

McCormick, Leonard C, 230; McGinnis. John J., 182 

McGrath, Francis J., 226, 232; Mclntvre, John J., 577 

McKendry, William IL, 128; Mcaney," William A., 254 

Mcllin, Harold E., Jr., 121, 150; Millerick, William C, 82, 99 

Moran, John T., 176; Morrison, Edward J., 571 

Morrison, Hugh R., 121; Murnane, Daniel, 190 

Murphy, Arthur J., 121; Murphy, Francis J., 590 

Neary, Vincent P., 88, 99 

O'Brien, William J., 101 

O'Donnell, James E., 161, 170; O'Hara, James E., 121, 150 

O'Neill, John J., (3) 571; Ovesen, Chester D., 209, 213 

Petrone, Anthony C, 557; Pirrello, Joseph, 30, 83 

Plantedosi, Michael F., 237; Poff, Preston B., 88 

Powers, Martin J., 562; Prior, Lawrence T., 36 

Pritchard, Bernard F., 53, 526; Provenzano, Vincent J., 562 

Ranucci, Thomas V., 28, 38; Regan, John, 176, 183, 310, 490 

Regan, John F., Jr., 519, 553; Reilly, John F., 533, 580 

Robinson, Kenneth IL, 533, 580; Rosher, William H., 268, 490 

Seaboyer, Charles E., 40; Shea, James T., Jr., 114, 123 

Shea, John J., 242; Silva, Edward J., (2) 36, (2) 83 

Skane, Edward D., 36, 83; Skeene, Ernest, 40 

Smith, Ernest G, 318; Stein, John J., 128 

Sullivan, Francis A., 36, 83; Sullivan, Francis P.. 237, 247 

Sullivan, Joseph W., Jr., 254, 269; Sullivan, Leo J., 533 

Sweet, Joseph, 519, 553; Sybertz, Henry C, 209 

Taylor, George G., 494; Trabucco, Lawrence, 318 

Waters, George F., 226 

Westhoff, Stephen J., (2) 182, (2) 191; White, Lawrence, 557, 580 

retirement: 

Davis, Thomas G., 28, 38 
Murphy, Henry J., 246, 255 
Murray, William H., 488, 495 



Claims, Committee on 

members: Couns. McCormack (Chairman), Iannella (Vice Chairman), 
Hailer, Piemonte, Foley, 9; resignation of Coun. Hailer, 156; appoint- 
ment of Coun. Coffey, 161; resignation of Coun. McCormack, 315; 
appointment of Coun. Hines, 490 

committee reports: 38, 83, 99, 101, 123, 130, 157, 170, 183, 191, 209, 
213, 228, 231, 239, 247, 255, 269, 275, 308, 490, 495, 503, 520, 530, 
552, 558, 566, 580, 593 

petitions referred: (2) 28, (3) 36, 40, 41, 53, (2) 54, 82, (2) 88, (2) 91, 
(3) 101, 113, (2) 114, 121, 122, (2) 128, 135, (2) 149, 150, (2) 154, (2) 
161, (2) 169, 176, (2) 177, 182, 183, 190,209, (2) 212, 213, (2) 226 
230, 237, 242, (2) 246, 254, 255, (3) 268, 273, (2) 289, (2) 298, (2) 310 
318, (2) 319, (2) 488, (2) 494, 501, 502, (2) 513, (3) 519, (2) 526 (2) 
533, (2) 557, 562, 563, (2) 571, 572, (2) 578, 585, 586, (2) 590 



Classification and Compensation Plan (County) 

amendments, 244, 554 

C0 ^,? e r r f, ation grade of Chief Court Officer, Roxbury District Court, 

compensation grade of Court Officers in various courts, 100, 179 

correction officer and locksmith in Penal Institutions, House of 
Correction, 211, 584 

Pr 24 P 4° S 2 e 4 d 8, r 279 e ^90 f 58 r 3 de a "° Cations of Suffolk C °™ty employees, 

report (referred December 16, 1957) re number of appeals pending 
before Board of Review, 155 ^ u ^ 



Clerk of Committees Department 

order authorizing temporary employees in Clerk of Committees De- 
partment, 6 

reappointment of William J. J. O'Neil as Assistant Clerk of Com- 
mittees, 6 

temporary appointment of John F. Michael Walsh, 489 

temporary appointments in Clerk of Committees Department, G, 82, 
114, 150, 188, 228, 243, 324, 516, 560 

Coal 

appointment of weighers: 

Butler, Robert J.. 127, 150 
DiCarlo, Josephine V., 195, 227 
DiCarlo, Peter J., 195, 227 
Keleishik, Mrs. Linda, 230, 238 
Villani. Peter, 60, 89 
Wilensky, Myron, 60, 89 

Coffey, James S., City Councillor 

oath of office, 159 

committee appointments: Claims, Confirmations (Chairman), Ex- 
ecutive, Hospitals, Inspection of Prisons (Vice Chairman), Legisla- 
tive Matters, Ordinances (Chairman), Public Housing, Public Lands, 
Public Services and Recreation, Urban Redevelopment, Rehabilita- 
tion and Renewal (Vice Chairman), 161 

committee reports: 

Confirmations: 194, 227, 238, 244, 247, 255, 298, 313, 489, 494, 514, 
528, 553, 558, 591 

Ordinances: 489, 514, 563, 575 
election of James S. Coffey as City Councillor, 157 
notice from James S. Coffey of his eligibility and willingness to serve 

as City Councillor for unexpired term of Frederick C. Hailer, Jr., 

resigned, 157 
notice re eligibility from Board of Election Commissioners, 156 

orders: 

advisability of stopping heavy trucking over Hooker st., Allston, 587 
appearance of Boston Redevelopment Authority before Committee on 

Urban Redevelopment, Rehabilitation and Renewal, 254 
appearance of Finance Commission before Committee on Ordinances, 

312 
appearance of Mayor before Committee on Ordinances, 312 
continuation of MTA Sunday service on Jefferies Point line, 210 
demolition work in West End area, 270 
information re abatements granted in 1958 and names of attorneys 

representing such property owners, 555 
investigation by Finance Commission of tax abatements, 299 
naming of squares in honor of deceased veterans: 

Aleck Aldonis, 520 (by Coun. Piemonte) 

Victor J. L. Centola, 324 

John H. Legree, 324 

John J. Templeton, 324 

Peter J. Webber, 324 

Felix Wencis, 324 

John Zelensky, 520 (by Coun. Piemonte) 
opinion from Attorney General re payment of share of MTA deficit, 254 
restoration of MTA bus service from Sullivan sq. to Haymarket sq. 

from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 247 
restoration of MTA service in certain sections of city, 270 
restoration of MTA bus service to Jeffries Point section of East 

Boston, 247 

resolves: 

congratulations of Council to Ralph Granara, 187 

expression of gratitude to Harold Kern and Boston American-Record, 

180 (with all the Councillors) 
reinstatement of Angelo Simonelli in Boston Housing Authority 

employ, 325 
support of II. B. 2891 favoring Governor's work program, 187 
welcome to Coun. Coffey by President McDonough for himself and 
in behalf of all the Councillors, 159 

Collector=Treasurer 

appearance before Council with tax title information, 296, 299, 323 
information re pieces of mail sent by Coun. Piemonte, 504, 518 
notice of tax taking on July 30, 1958, 415; on October 1, 1958, 480 
turning over to Collector=Treasurer by banks of monthly payments 
for taxes, 187, 241, 584 

Commane, Rev. William J. 

invocation: 30 



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Committee on Civic Progress 

announcement of meeting of Council with Executive Committee on 

Civic Progress, 173 
communication n joint merlins; with Executive Committee recertain 

municipal problems, 6, 29, 19-1 
report on resolution (referred September 30, 1957) re study of certain 

civic mutters, 19 I 
resolve n meeting between Executive Committee of committee and 

these representing city employees, 555 

Committee to Evaluate Boston Housing Authority 
Request to Build Additional Public Housing 

report submitted by Coun. Foley, 184 

Committee to Memorialize Veterans 

appointment of members: 

< loun, Hailer to replace former Coun. Aliearn, 99 
Coun. White to replace former Coun. Hailer, 503 

naming of squares in honor of deceased veterans: 

Aleck Aldonis, Lake and Washington sts., Ward 22, 520, 557 
.Icilm J. Burke, Iroquois and Calumet sts., Ward 10, 496, 523 
Victor J. L. Centola, Market and Ccntola sts., Ward 22, 324, 523 
John Joseph Daly, Burney and Tremont sts., Ward 10, 125, 164 
Elsie E. Davis, Belgrade ave. and Washington st., Ward 20, 496; 
rescission of order, 505; passage of new order re Belgrade ave. 
and Birch st., 505; rescission of order, 547; passage of order re 
Poplar and South sts.. Ward 20, 523, 547 
llyiium Hill, Harvard st. and Franklin Hill ave., Ward 14, 217, 523 
Joseph H. Legee, Western ave. and Mackin St., Ward 22, 324, 523 
Vincent A. Renna, Oswald and Hillside sts., Ward 10, 126, 164 
JohD J. Templeton, Holton and Antwerp sts., Ward 22, 324, 523 
Peter J. Webber, Western ave. and Richardson st., Ward 22, 324, 523 
Felix Weneis, Market and Lincoln sts., Ward 22, 324, 523 
John Zelnsky, Portsmouth and Lincoln sts., Ward 22, 520, 557 

Comperchio, Rev. Carmen 
invocation: 117 

Conference of Mayors 

invitation to City Council to attend Annual Conference of Mayors in 
New Orleans, 150 

Confirmations, Committee on 

members: Couns. Hailer (Chairman), Piemonte (Vice Chairman), 
Iannella, White, Kerrigan, 9; resignation of Coun. Hailer, 156; ap- 
pointment of Coun. Coffey as Chairman, 161 

appointments referred: 4, 9, 40, 44, 60, (2) 119, 120, 127, 164, 195, 
218, 230, 236, 241, 278, 313, 316, (2) 493, 523, 571 

committee reports: 29, 38, 54, 84, 89, 131, 150, 194, 227, 238, 244, 
247, 255, 298, 489, 494, 514, 528, 553, 591 

Connolly, Rev. Terrence J., S.J. 

congratulations of Council upon fiftieth anniversary as Jesuit priest, 
313; communication from Rev. T. J. Connolly, 489 

Constables 

annual list (City Document No. 31) submitted by the Mayor of con- 
stables authorized to serve civil process upon filing of bond, 119, 131 
bond approvals: 28, 38, 41, 149, 154, 161, 169, 178, 183, 212, 242, 247, 

269, 273, 298, 311, 488, 502, 519, 573 
removal of Kenneth W. Kempton for lack of bond, 195 
with power to serve civil process upon filing bond: 

Adelman, Samuel J., 212 

Boyle, Edward M., 589 

Cady, Edward T., 41 

Danick, Daniel C, 41 

Denterio, Leo, 245, 255, 269, 514 

Donahue, Robert F., 506, 528 

Foley, John B., 493, 514, 519 

Iantosca, Anthony J., 236, 244 

Kaplan, David, 28 

Kempton, Kenneth William, 218, 238, 247 

Kravitsky, Frank Abraham, 236, 244, 269 

Lewis, Charles, 31 1 

Liceiardi, Vincent B., 298 



Constables, Continued 

with power to serve civil process upon filing bond: 

Lipkind, Carl Irving, 230, 238, 242 

McCarthy, John J., 41 

McLaughlin, John L„ 9, (2) 38, 149 

Miller, Theodore Frank, 40, 54 

Murphy, John J., 119, 247 

Peters, James C, 506, 528 

Ridlon, John Lawrence, 230, 238 

Silver, Allen E., 502 

Simmons, Charles E., 493, 514, 573 

Smith, Harrv, 212 , 

Waness, Michael A., 241, 247, 273 

Contracts and Contractors 

notices of interest in contracts with city: 

Dooley Brothers, Inc., 148, (2) 152, 173, 194 

M. DeMatteo Co., 134 

George W. Jenkins, 552 

Samuel J. Tomasello, 154, 161, 489 
order re further hearings on garbage disposal contracts, (2) 152 
reporting and indexing of City Council meetings, 123 
reporting of City Council committee meetings and hearings, 123 

Conway, Rev. Cyril J. 

invocation: 181 

County Commissioners for Suffolk County 

amendments to County Classification and Compensation Plan, 554 

order re inquest on Meridian st. fatality, 98 

resolution requesting information from Supervisor of Personnel re 

Deer Island and Jail employees, 248 
review of grade allocation for employees of Suffolk County, 248 

Curley, James M. 

resolution upon death of James M. Curley, 567 

Curran, Rev. William H. 

invocation: 153 

Cushing, Cardinal Richard J. 

engrossment of Council resolution in honor of Richard Cardinal 

Cushing, 560 
felicitations to Richard Cardinal Cushing, 560 

naming of recreational area in honor of Cardinal Cushing, 567, 577 
tribute re sesquicentennial of founding of Catholic Diocese of Boston, 

193, 228 

Cutler, Robert 
opinion re expenditures and contracts of the Police Department, 224 

Deaths 

resolutions of regret upon death of 

James M. Curley, 567 
Paul A. Dever, 150 
George Fingold, 312 
Thomas H. Green, 228 
Michael T. Kelleher, 554 
Wilfred Kelley, 276 
Frederick W. Mansfield, 555 
William E. Mullins, 504 
Henry Parkman, Jr., 195 
Pope Pius XII, 517 
Robert B. Sibley, 239 

Debt Limit 

legislation to permit borrowing $50,000,000 outside debt limit for con- 
struction of new City Hall and Federal office building, 5 

order re loan outside debt limit to construct second crossing of Boston 
Harbor, 155, 194 



DeMATTEO 



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EXECUTIVE 



DeMatteo (M.) Construction Company 

letter from company re contract for disposal of garbage and refuse, 134 
statement by Coun. Hailer re conference with the Mayor re proposed 
reductions in garbage and refuse contracts, 137 

Demolition Program 

appropriation of $250,000, 208; order rejected, 520; order for transfer 
of $100,000 from Reserve Fund, 493, 498, 520 

communication from Director of Demolition and Restoration, 208 

Finance Commission report on program, 321, 322, 539 

information from Law Department re demolition or restoration of 
abandoned properties, moneys paid, abatements, suits brought, 320 

information on collapse of building on Meridian st., East Boston, 
97, 113 

information on demolition of old and unsafe buildings, 114, 117, 
228, 229 

order re investigation of activities of Building and Health Depart- 
ments, 97 

transfer of $100,000 from Reserve Fund for demolition or restoration 
of abandoned or dilapidated structures, 493, 498, 520 

Departmental Buildings 

proposed loan of $5,000,000 (referred August 5, 1957) for depart- 
mental buildings, 592 

Departmental Equipment 

order for $1,000,000 for additional departmental equipment, 264, 
266, 313, 492; approval by Committee on Civic Progress, 290; ap- 
proval by Emergency Finance Board, 489; rescission of order passed 
September 22, 1958, 525; new order for departmental equipment for 
hospital, $1,000,000, 525, 558, 574 



Departments 

billing and collecting of moneys by city departments, 489, 506, 
order re certified public audits of city departments, 156, 179 



,12 



Dever, Paul A. 

adjournment of Council in memory of former Governor Dever, 150 

Dooley Brothers, Inc. 

contract for collection and removal of garbage and refuse, 148, (2) 152, 

173, 194 
public hearing on contract with Dooley Brothers, Inc., 174 



Dorchester Bay 

dredging of mooring basin at Dorchester Yacht Club by State 

Department of Public Works, 207, 495 
notification of Rep. Robert H. Quinn of any hearing on dredging 

of Dorchester Bay by State Department of Public Works, 231 



Dump Truck Owners' Association, Inc. 

notice of hearing before Department of Public Utilities, 502 



East Boston Second Crossing 

acceptance of section 8 of Chapter 598 of Acts of 1958 re construc- 
tion of second vehicular tunnel to East Boston and transfer of Sumner 
Tunnel to Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, 501 

legislation to authorize borrowing outside debt limit for building of 
second crossing to East Boston, 155, 194 

meeting of Council with Governor re proposed second crossing of 
Boston Harbor, 180, 194 

one-way traffic in proposed new tunnel, 155 

resolve favoring passage of H. B. 3028 for construction, maintenance 
and operation of additional vehicular tunnel by Massachusetts 
Turnpike Authority, 187, 194 

resolve re hearing on construction of second" crossing to East Boston, 
124, 155 



Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway Co. 
notice of hearing before Department of Public Utilities, 41 

Election Department 

appointment of Commissioner: Joseph Russo, 133 

appearance of Commission members before Executive Committee 

re conditions at polling places at state election, 554 
certification of election of City Council and School Committee 

members for 1958-59, 1 
changes in voting precincts, 586 
designation by the Mayor of David Lasker as Chairman of Board 

for term of one year, 133 
notice of resignation of Frederick C. Hailer as City Councillor, 156 
notice of the three defeated candidates receiving next highest number 

of votes for City Council, 156 

Eliot Motor Co., Inc. 

order re sale of land by City of Boston at 1548 Columbus ave., 154; 
order rejected, 517 

Emerson, Rev. George F. 



invocation: 163 



Entertainment of Distinguished Quests 

opinion of Corporation Counsel re appropriation for entertainment 
of distinguished guests, 216, 231, 268 



Equalization Survey Committee 



appearance of John F. Kane, 574 

discussion of present status of Equalization Survey, 576 

request for information on Equalization Survey, 576 

Everett, City of 

resolution re MTA passenger count to determine use by out-lying 
cities and towns not paying part of deficit, 122 

Executions Issued against the City 

communication from Clerk of Municipal Court, 540 
order requesting docket numbers for ten years of executions against 
the city, 520 

Executive Committee 

members: Coun. White (Chairman), Coun. Iannella (Vice Chairman) 
and all the Councillors, 5, 9; resignation of Coun. Hailer, 156; ap- 
pointment of Coun. Coffey, 161; resignation of Coun. McCormack, 
315; appointment of Coun. Hines, 490 

announcement of public hearing re assessing, 39 

appearance of Finance Commission before committee, (2) 316, 494 

appearance of Maurice Gordon before committee, 489 

attendance by Police Commissioner at hearings by committee re 
acceptance of section 2 of Chapter 629 of Acts of 1956, 245; discussion 
of budget requests, 246 

Committee on Civic Progress: communication re joint meeting 
with Executive Committee re certain municipal problems, 6 

committee reports: 29, 56, 85, 152, 155, 179, 187, 194, 229, (2)218, 
296, 313, 325, 492, 498, 521, 564, 583, 587, 593 

communication re meeting between employee representatives and 
Boston Housing Authority members, 7 

hearing by committee on group life, accident, hospitalization, medical 
and surgical services insurance, for city employees, 82 

invitation to various people to attend meeting re transfer of Sumner 
Tunnel to Massachusetts Port Authority, 137 

matters referred: 12, 28, 29, 36, 39, 54, 55, 56, 82, 89, 98, 99, 103, 
(2) 104, (3) 113, 118, 125, 129, 132, 155, 156, 160, 187. 190, 20!) , 
211, 212, 216, 226, 227, 228, 242, 246, 278, 282, 288, 290, 308, 312, 
325, 488, 493, 501, 563, 564, 573, 586, 589 

permanent recording of hearing on public housing by Executive 
Committee, 295 

petition to operate motor vehicles: Clifford L. Jerauld, 212 
supplementary appropriation for Police Department, $70,000, 219 



FEDERAL 



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FIRE 



Federal Control of Production of Natural Gas 
resolve opposing passage ol Harris-O'Hara Hill by Congress, I I, 56 



Federal Grants and Aid 

Council order re screening of budgetary requests Tor possible Federal 

contributions or grams, 37 
Federal or state reimbursement on city purchases, 407, 518 



Finance Commission 

appearance before Committee on Ordinances, 312, 310, 320, 40-1 
appearance before Executive Committee, (2) 316, 10 1 
communication re Assessing practices, 537 
Council request for more detailed report on land takings on Havward 

pi., 312, 320, 535, 538 
information re abatements granted in 1058, 555, 577 
information re off-street parking area under Fitzgerald Highway near 

North Station, 527, 535 
investigation of tax abatements, 200, 311, 535 
matters pending before Finance Commission, 537 
off-street parking facilities on Glenwood ave., AUston (referred 

June 10, 1057), 170, 311, 401 

reports: 

Boston City Hospital, 554, 550 

Central and Kilby sts., 172, 101 

cleaning of city-owned property, 177, 502 

construction of off-street parking garage at Clinton, Fulton, John and 
Blackstone sts., 526, 527, 535 

Columbia St., 128, 155 

demolition program, 321, 322, 530 

Hayward pi., 538 

off-street parking under Fitzgerald Highway, 572, 592 

parking meters at ten cents per hour, 190, 592 

purchase and usage of copper tubing by Water Division, Public 
Works Department, 534 

reorganization of Assessing Department, 320 
request by Council for suggestions and comments on 1958 budget, 56; 

on supplementary budget, 171 
thanks of Council for assistance in study of budget to Commission 

and Lester Murphy, 147 



Fire Department 

appointment of Francis X. Cotter as Fire Commissioner, 169 
communication from Boston Fire Fighters, Local 718, protesting 

closing of Engine 46, 290 
Council endorsement of referendum re Fire Department, 520 
Council request for report re deficiencies in present statutes, ordinances 

and regulations re fire safety in Boston, 584 
indemnification for hospital, surgical, medical and nursing 

expenses: 

Abbis, Joseph P., 557, 566 

Ahern, William F., 212, 239 

Arnao, Francis A., 177, 191, 319, 490, 519, 558 

Baldner, Charles F., 122, 130 

Barrett, John C, 149, 170, 557, 566 

Bell, William H., 149, 157 

Borden, Ralph A., 268, 275 

Bortolino, Vito J., 177, 191 

Boylan, Joseph. 149, 170 

Briscoe, Charles F., 91, 101 

Brown, Francis X., 177, 191 

Buchanan, Charles M., 149, 170 

Bunker, Arthur W., 557, 566 

Burrell, Robert U., 557, 566 

Burwel), John E., (2) 91, (2) 101, 319, 503 

Byrne, Frederick J., II, 122, 130 

Camerlengo, Michael J., 519, 557 

Campbell, John L., 226, 239, 519, 530 

Carney, Thomas E., 319, 495 

Carpenter, William G., 36, 83 

Cass, John F., 122, 156 

Castronova, Salvator J., 212, 228 

Cavanagh, Fred W., 101, 123 

Cedercheek, Stephen, 177, 183 

Ciampa, Dante C, 177, 183 

Civitarese, Don, 149, 170 

Civitarese, Louis J., 519, 558, 580 

Collella, Joseph, 177, 191 

Corcoran, John J., 149, 157 

Coyne, Thomas J., 212 

Crawford, Joseph M., 122, 130, 310, 496 

Crehan, John J., 122, 150, 319, 490 



Fire Department, Continued 



indemnification for hospital, surgical, medical and nursing 
expenses: 

Cremin, Gerald L., 177, 183 

Crowley, John J., 91, 101 

Cullinane, Robert G., 590 

Cullinane, William J., 36, 83 

Cunningham, William A., 122, 150 

Curran, Thomas E., 590 

Cutcliffe, Joseph A., 590 

Daley, Joseph F., 319, 496 

DePesa, Michele A., 319, 503 

DeRosa, Paul J., 36, 83, 177, 183, 519, 553 

DeSisto, Prisco C, 41, 99 

DiStefano, Salvatore M., 319, 503 

Doherty, Joseph P., 519, 553 

Doherty, Walter G., 519, 530 

Dowd, Joseph M., 319, 496 

Doyle, Robert A., 177, 183 

Doyle, William P., Jr., 212, 239 

Eastman, Chester W., 177, 101 

Estey, Eugene W., 177, 191 

Fall, Frank P., 268, 275, 590 

Fennelly, Canice J., Jr., 319, 490, 557, 580 

Fennelly, William C, 91, 101 

Fermano, Francis B., 519, 559 

Fiorenza, Guido S., 519, 558 

Foley, John J., 212, 228 

Gambardello, Frank, 149, 157 

Gavin, Walter A., 268, 275 

George, Ralph H., (2) 212, (2) 228, 319 

Geswell, John J., 212, 239 

Gilday, Francis J., 122, 149, 150, 157, 220, 247 

Gottwald, George J., 319, 490 

Griffin, Thomas V., 212, 228 

Hagerty, William, 519, 530 

Haskell, Harold V., 01, 101 

Hayes, John F., 177, 191 

Heelen, John D., 319, 490 

Hession, Thomas J., 177, 191 

Holland, James F., 519, 552 

Homer, Edward, 177, 191 

Hynes, Paul F„ 268, 275 

Jameson, John E., 177, 191 

Jones, Charles J., 212 

Kennedy, James D., 36, 83 

Kenney, Edward P., 319, 490 

Keyes, Edward B., 557, 566 

King, George H., 54, 99, 169, 319, 503 

Kraft, John J., 212 

LaCasse, Raymond n., 526, 559 

Lane, Thomas F., 319, 503 

Lee, George F., Jr., 557, 580 

Lennon, Thomas B., 122, 150 

Leonard, Edward F., 190, 247 

Logan, Arthur J., 212, 239 

Lynch, William G., 319, 495 

Mahoney, LeRoy J., 122, 130, 557, 566 

Mallinson, Joseph W., 268, 275, 519, 552 

Manning, John R., 590 

Marino, Emilio F., 91, 101 

Marr, Arthur R., 212, 239, 208 

Marr, Frank J., 226, 239, 275 

McCarthy, John J. (referred December 30, 1957), 38 

McClennan, William Howard, 149, 157, 177, 193 

McDonough, Stephen J., 177, 191, 319, 490, 519 

McGonagle, James F., 122, 130 

McGowan, Timothy J., 212 

McGrath, William J., 519, 559 

McGuire, John G., 319, 503 

McLaughlin, John P., 122, 130 

McNeil, Joseph J., 91, 101 

Melia, Gerard S., 319, 503 

Moynihan, Daniel W., 91, 101 

Mullen, John J., 571, 580 

Newman, Edmund J., 255, 308, 502, 520, 571 

O'Brien, John C, 519, 530 

Pierce, Martin E., 212 

Pierce, William A., 590 

Pineo, Robert O., 590 

Randall, George E., 319, 490, 503 

Riley, Stephen J., 519, 552 

Rosata, Vincent P., 319 

Sargent, Albert F., 519, 530 

Scanlon, Edward T., 268, 275 

Schmidt, Walter F., 519, 530 

Schofield, John J., Jr., 319, 495 

Sexton, James H., 122, 130 

Sullivan, Thomas G., 177, 191 

Sweeney, Calvin W., 91, 101 

Sweeney, Robert M., 590 



FIRE 



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FOLEY 



Fire Department, Continued 

indemnification for hospital, surgical, medical and nursing 
expenses: 

Thompson, John V., 519, 553 

Timmins, William F., 212 

Twomey, Jeremiah P., 268, 275 

Upton, Melvin F., 149, 157 

Vogel, Charles N. (referred December 30, 1957), 38, 88, 99, 114, 

123, 128, 150, 154, 161, (3) 183, 209 
Waldron, John J., 590 
White, Woodrow F., 91, 101, 177, 191 
Wilson, James C, 91, 101 
Zahn, Arthur W., 319, 490 

leasing of Peabody Square fire station to Dorchester Boys' Club, 
Inc., 529 

pensions and annuities for death of husband: 

Bowen, Lillian, 583 
Casey, Josephine F., 310 
Daly, Sadie O., 519 
Howard, Mabel J., 289 
Kelly, Gertrude J., 513 
Kiley, Bertha M., 54, 150 
Kinsella, Cecilia J., 586 
Lownev, Isabel C, 298, 553 
McCarthy, Barbara, 209 
Menghi, Grace A., 494 
Murphy, Beatrice, 571 
Pendergast, Elizabeth C, 190, 495 
Schiller, Helen V., 36, 130 
Timmins, Margaret E., 177 
Walsh, Catherine T., 268 

reimbursement of employees' claims: 

Arnao, Peter V., 121, 150 

Bowen, Leo G., (2) 154, (2) 170 

Brophy, Norman E., 113, 123 

Callahan, Thomas F., 121 

Cozza, Etta P., for Rocco Cozza, deceased, 519, 553 

Doherty, Joseph P., 121 

Dolan, Charles E., 190, 210 

Donlan, Andrew W., 289, 490 

Fitzgerald, James A., 121 

Hackett, Paul D., 121, 150 

Haskell, Harold V., 230, 239 

Imbriano, Michael, 128 

Johnson, Leonard B., 533, 581 

King, George H., 169, 183 

Mellin, Harold E., Jr., 121, 150 

Millerick, William C, 82, 99 

Ovesen, Chester D., 209, 213 

Regan, John F., Jr., 519, 553 

Reilly, John F., 533, 580 

Seaboyer, Charles E., 40 

Shea, James T., Jr., 114, 123 

Westhoff, Stephen J., (2) 182, 191 

White, Lawrence, 557, 580 

Fire Prevention Code 

Fire Prevention Code deficiencies, 589 

institution of new Fire Code in accordance with National Fire Under- 
writers' suggestions, 581 

order requesting opinion of Corporation Counsel re authority of City 
Council to establish code, 155 

report on proposed ordinance (referred April 22, 1957) establishing 
code for City of Boston, 155, 584 



Fitzgerald Expressway 

Finance Commission report on off-street parking under Fitzgerald 
Highway, 572, 592 

layout and taking for section of Fitzgerald Expressway, 114 

notice from Department of Public Works re taking of temporary ease- 
ment, 255 

off-street parking area under Fitzgerald Highway, 91, 131 153 175 

560,567,572,584,587 

parking facility on top of tunnel portion of Fitzgerald Highway, 



Foley, Henry E. 

opinion re expenditures and contracts of the Police Department, 220 



Foley, William J., Jr., Councillor 

oath of office: 1 

committee appointments: Appropriations and Finance, Claims, 
Executive, Hospitals, Inspection of Prisons, Legislative Matters] 
Licenses (Chairman), Public Lands, Public Services and Recreation 
(Chairman), Rules, 9 

committee reports: 

Committee to Evaluate Boston Housing Authority Request to Build 

Additional Public Housing, 184 
Licenses: 84, 104, 129, 216, 233, 238, 244, 295, 298, 313, 502, 553, 5G3, 

Public Services and Recreation: 583 

motions: 

adjournment for purpose of attending Boston College convocation, 577 

interview with Mayor for discussion of Assessing Department reor- 
ganization, (3) 576 

legal opinion on time limitation on jitney licenses issued and responsi- 
bility for adherence to routes licensed, 555 

request for Attorney General's opinion re off-street parking facility on 
top of portion of Fitzgerald Highway, 153 

orders: 

acceptance of Chapter 32B of General Laws as inserted in Chapter 760 

of Acts of 1955, 125 (with Coun. McCormack) 
acceptance of Chapter 27 1 of 1958 re payment to Francis D Garvev 

161 
additional compensation for delay in acquisition of Sumner Tunnel 124 
adjournment to September 15, 312 
amendment of Rule 34 of Council Rules, 56 
amendments to County Classification and Compensation Plan '44 

554 
appointment of committee to inquire into question of processing cer- 
tain legal matters re collection of taxes, etc., 312 
assignment of Assistant Corporation Counsel to City Council, 521 529 
compendium of law re entertainment licenses, 179 
evaluation of mechanical garage parking facilities, 82 
footbridge over tracks on Metropolitan ave., Hyde Park, 103 
holding of inquest on Meridian st. fatality, 98 (with Coun. Piemonte) 
increase in number of female police officers, 295 
information on procedure of other Massachusetts City Councils in 

exercising powers to summon witnesses, 59 
information re jitney licenses issued, 554 
inquiry by Labor-Management Committee into uniformity of sick 

leave rules and regulations throughout city departments, 37 
installation of street lights: 

Mansur St., Ward 18, 496 

Telegraph and Dorchester sts., Ward 7, 299 (with Coun. Kerrigan) 
installation of traffic signals: 

General William H. Devine Way and Dorchester ave., 103 (with 
Coun. Kerrigan) 
legality of proposed amendments to Assessing Department ordinance 

299 
location of new technical high school near William Morrissey Boule- 
vard, 83 
meeting of Council on November 10, 530 
naming of mall on Common or Public Garden in honor of late Park 

Commissioner William P. Long, 37 
naming of square in honor of deceased veteran: John J. Burke, 496 
opinion of Corporation Counsel re expenditure of moneys by Police 

Department, 194 
parking facility on top of tunnel portion of Fitzgerald Highway, 131 
payment of accumulated overtime pay, 505 
permanent recording of hearing by Executive Committee re public 

housing, 295 
policy re absorption of Old Colony Railroad by MTA, 173 
postponement of action on proposed ordinance reorganizing Assessing 

Department, 575 
proposed repeal of Rule 32 of Council Rules, 581 
proposed zoning for residential and park use of water side of William J. 

Day and William J. Morrissey Boulevards, 194 
public hearing to consider construction of additional housing units for 

elderly, 276 
report on action by Boston University re student parking problem in 

Back Bay, 150 
review of plans for urban redevelopment and renewal, 270 
street resurfacing: 

Leighton rd., Ward 18, 482 (with Coun. Kerrigan) 
street resurfacing and sidewalk installation: 

Drury rd., Ward 18, 482 (with Coun. Kerrigan) 
survey of City Hospital's policies by Director of Public Library, 42 
survey of housing for elderly persons, 210 

ordinances: 

attendance of Corporation Counsel or Assistant Corporation 
Counsel at all Council meetings, 529 

attendance upon request of Assistant Corporation Counsel at 

all Council and committee meetings, 529 

increase in salary of Director of Administrative Services Depart- 
ment, 8 



FOLEV 



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GORDON 



Foley, William J., Jr., Councillor, Continued 

resolves: 

, lisition by Boston Redevelopment Authority of vacant land for 
commercial redevelopment, 37 

acquisition of U. S. Navy property in D Street area by Boston Re- 
development Authority, 98 

additional funds for urban renewal and expediting of program, 89 

aid "I Boston Real Estate Hoard in providing public housing for 
aged, 271 

appropriation for services of consultant on mass transportation and 
railroad financing, 249 

assignment of Assistant Corporation Counsel to City Council, 529 

assistance of Boston Municipal Research Bureau on annual budget,, 29 
iwith Conn. McLaughlin) 

conference re expansion of Boston's recreational facilities, 235 

congratulations to Attorney General Edward J. McCormaek, 554 

congratulations to Boston police officers, 235 

congratulations to coach and members of South Boston baseball 
team, 228 (with Conns. Kerrigan and McCormaek) 

constitutionality of legislation permitting city to take obsolescent 
commercial property by eminent domain, 37 

death of Attorney General George Fingold, 312 (for all the Councillors) 

death of Wilfred Kelley, 276 

economic position of city and concentration of business community 
upon problem, 555 

exclusion of Sumner Tunnel from Massachusetts Port Authority, 155 

expression of gratitude to Harold Kern and Boston American-Record, 
180 (with all the Councillors) 

Federal urban renewal program in Fens area, 520 

information from Director of Personnel re Deer Island and Jail 
employees, 248 

information from Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce re subsi- 
dization of Old Colony Branch of New York, New Haven & Hart- 
ford Railroad, 239, 242 

information re Old Colony Railroad subsidization and construction 
of off-street parking garage at or on South Station property, 243, 250 

legislation providing payment of compensation to Frank Garvey, 28 

liaison with Boston College High School and Boston Globe Publish- 
ing Co. in plans for redevelopment of Calf Pasture area, 276 

limitations on proposed sale of Fenway land to Northeastern Uni- 
versity, 592 

meeting of Council with Governor re proposed second crossing of 
Boston Harbor, 180 

one-way traffic in Sumner Tunnel and proposed new tunnel, 155 

opposition to parking lot at Aquarium site, South Boston, 295 
(with Conns. Kerrigan and McCormaek) 

passage of H. B. 2136 re compensation for delay in transfer of Sumner 
Tunnel, 104 

passage of legislation re repayment to Patrick J. Loftuss of his con- 
tributions to Contributory Retirement System, 115 

plans for extension of rapid transportation system based on exten- 
sion of MTA system, 270 

reopening of negotiations between City Hospital Trustees and Central 
Directory for Nurses, 312 

reorganization of Assessing Department, 299 

review of grade allocations of Suffolk County employees, 248 

revision of MTA deficit assessment formula, 249 

safety facilities at smaller airports, 295 (with Coun. McCormaek) 

sale of land at 290 Freeport st. to Bay State Boat Company, 593 

second crossing of Boston Harbor to East Boston, 155 

secretarial staff in Mayor's Office to study proposed legislation affect- 
ing city and notify interested persons of hearings before legislative 
committees, 37 

skeleton force of employees for entire day on Good Friday, 130 (for 
all the Councillors) 

thanks and appreciation of Council for assistance in study of budget 
to Municipal Research Bureau, Joseph Slavet and Joseph Barresi 
147 

thanks of Council for assistance in study of budget to Boston Finance 
Commission and Lester Murphy, 147 

thanks of Council to Social Service Division of Welfare Department 
for report on housing conditions for the aged, 237 

transportation center at South Station and representation of Council 
on any committee appointed, 250 

statements: 

housing for the low-income aged, 247 

Police Department budget, 243 

report of Planning Board re housing for the elderly, 271 



France 

Council resolve extending greetings to French nation on Bastille 
Day, 249 



Franklin Technical Institute 

acceptance of section 2 of Chapter 596 of Acts of 1958 re payment 
to Franklin Foundation for benefit of Franklin Technical Institute 
513, 593 



Furcolo, Governor Foster 

meeting of Council with Governor re proposed second crossing of 

Boston Harbor, 180, 194 
resolution expressing thanks to Governor and members of Legislature 

for recent legislation benefiting Boston, 504, 565, 579 

Garbage and Refuse 

contracts for collection and disposal of garbage and refuse: 

Dooley Brothers, Inc., 148, 152, 173, 194 

M. DeMatteo Company, 134 
order re further hearings on disposal contracts, (2) 152 
public hiirinj oa propose! cj.itr.ict for collection of garbage and 

refuse, 152, 173, 174 
statement by Coun. Hailer re conference with the Mayor re proposed 

reductions in garbage and refuse contracts, 137 

Garvey, Francis D. 

Chapter 271 of Acts of 1958 re payment for reimbursement of certain 
injuries, 161 

Gas Pipe Lines 

notice of hearing before Department of Public Utilities re construc- 
tion of streets, places and ways over natural gas pipe lines, 563 

General Fund 

unexpended balances of appropriations reverting to General Fund 
as of December 31, 1957, 55, 97, 171 

Gift of Land 

gift of land at 9 Glenville ave., Allston, by Allston Board of Trade for 

off-street parking, 179, 189, 311; order accepting land rejected, 323 
report of Finance Commission re acceptance of land, 179, 311, 494 

Gillette Company 
sale of land in South Boston by city to Gillette Company, 207, 228, 238 

Goods 

appointment of weighers: 

Callahan, John J., Jr., 40, 54 

Coleman, Ralph J., 40, 54 

Coleman, Ralph J., Jr., 532, 558 

DiCarlo, Josephine V., 195, 227 

DiCarlo, Peter J., 195, 227 

Farrell, Francis (referred December 30, 1957), 29 

Freeman, Frank, 523, 553 

Garber, Max W., 523, 553 

Gates, George G., 40, 54 

Greenfield, Leslie, 493, 514 

Kelleher, Richard V., 245, 255 

Lazarus, Irwin D., 523, 553 

Merritt, William J., 40, 54 

Morrissey, Henry F., 532, 558 

Nickerson, Elmer, 316, 489 

Ohnemus, Clifford A., 297, 313 

Powers, William J., Jr., 297, 313 

Regnier, Eugene J., 297, 313 

Robinson, Clarence P., 316, 489 

Romei, Joseph N., 483, 494 

Smith, Edward B., 164, 194 

Sordello, Joseph, 310, 489 

Steves, Marjorie A., 493, 514 

Taylor, Horace A., 40, 54 

Tierney, Peter (referred December 30, 1957), 29 

Vaughn, James A., 44, 84 

Weinegrad, Maurice, 493, 514 

Gordon, Maurice 

appearance of Maurice Gordon before Executive Committee, 489 
authorization of Committee on Appropriations and Finance to sum- 
mons Maurice Gordon to appear before committee, 498 
information asked of Law Department re taxes paid and amounts 
due from Maurice Gordon, 581 
request to Law Department to issue summons, 498 



GOVERNMENT 



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HINES 



Government Center Commission 

appointment of members: 

Frank W. Crimp, 563 

John E. Deady, 579 

Thomas F. Kelley, 563, 579 

Robert M. Morgan, 563 

M. Murray Weiss, 563 
loan of $20,000,000 for construction of new City Hall, 512, 566 
Government Center Study: appropriation of $100,000 for City 

Planning Board (to be refunded by Boston Redevelopment Au- 
thority), 9, 37 
resolve re conference with Governor on Government Center in Scollay 

sq., 227, 229 

Grain 
appointment of weighers: 

Considine, Joseph L. (referred December 30, 1957), 29 
Dewey, Francis J. (referred December 30, 1957), 29 
McManus, William H. (referred December 30, 1957), 29 
Reilly, Edward F. (referred December 30, 1957), 29 

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 

communication re joint meeting with City Council and Executive 

Committee of Committee on Civic Progress, 194 
information re subsidization of Old Colony Branch of New York, 

New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 239, 242, 248, 255 

Greyhound Corporation 

notice of hearing before Department of Public Utilities, 563 
petitions for license to operate motor vehicles: 519, (2) 533 

Griffin, Rt. Rev. Christopher 

appointment as Chaplain of City Council, 492 
invocations: 483, 493, 499, 506, 518, 523, 532, 556, 562, 569, 576 

Group Insurance 

order re conference with Mayor re acceptance of Chapter 32B of General 
Laws re certain group insurance for city and county employees, 114 

orders re establishing contributory life, accident, hospitalization, 
medical and surgical services for employees, 82, 114, 125 

Hailer, Frederick C, Jr., Councillor 

oath of office: 1 

acting chairman: 89, 104 

committee appointments: Appropriations and Finance (Chairman), 
Claims, Confirmations (Chairman), Executive, Hospitals, Inspection 
of Prisons (Vice Chairman), Ordinances, Public Housing, Public 
Lands, Public Services and Recreation, Urban Redevelopment, 
Rehabilitation and Renewal, 9; Committee to Memorialize Veterans, 
99 

announcement of meeting of Committee on Confirmations re ap- 
pointment of Frederick A. Cronin, 38 

committee reports: 

Appropriations and Finance: 37, 126, 137, 144, 152 
Confirmations: 29, 38, 54, 84, 89, 131, 150 

orders: 

amendments to ordinance re fees and charges, 56 

appearance of Penal Institutions Commissioner and employee 

representatives before Executive Committee, 29 
further hearings on disposal contracts, 152 
information on requested repairs to buildings and structures as 

approved in budget by Mayor, 84 
information re expenditures for permanent personnel by departments 

for January-February, 1958, 84 
information to complete data on purchases from departmental loans 

of 1955-56, 84 
installation of pedestrian traffic signals: Centre and Knoll sts., Ward 

20, 150 (with Couns. McCormack and White) 
resignation as City Councillor, 156 
resolves: 
legislation authorizing payment of pension to Alphonse Simon, 56 
opposition to proposed rate increases by Boston Edison Company, 59 
statement by Coun. McCormack regretting resignation of Coun. 

Hailer, 157 
statement re conference with the Mayor on proposed reductions in 
budget for garbage and refuse disposal contracts, 137 



Health Department 

appointments: 

Deputy Sealer of Weights and Measures: Peter J. Delppolito, 514 
environmental sanitation inspectors: 

James F. Bacigalupo, 170 

Margaret F. Boylan, 170 

Paul F. Brennan, 170 

John Bresnahan, 170 

Joseph A. Bruno, 170 

James T. Cassidy, 54 

Mary Agnes Colleran, 170 

Peter J. Delppolito, 54 

Martin J. Donnelly, 170 

Mary V. Godwin, 178 

James J. Gookin, 170 

William Griffin, 231 

Maurice T. Harrington, 170 

John J. Herrity, 311 

Lawrence E. Hession, 170 

Edward J. Hyde, Jr., 170 

Gladys L. James, 191 

Edward T. Kelleher, 54 

Charles T. Kongeas, 54 

Joseph H. Lane, 591 

Edward V. Lewis, 311 

Arthur M. Marmo, 170 

Domeniek S. Pasiucco, 226 

Charles P. Patch, 170 

Harold J. Peacock, 170 

Nicholas R. Puorro, 311 

John D. Rudniek, 54 

Mary Ryder, 170 

Anthony J. Scali, 54, 311 

Paul F. Shone, 212 

Louis E. Solari, 311 

Alexander J. Thompson, 311 

Katherine Wall, 170 

Laurence Wernick, 170 

Domeniek J. Zoccola, 212 
Public Health Council: 

Mrs. Frances Burns, 169 

Dr. Albert A. Hornor, 169 

Paul E. Landry, 242 

Glenwood J. Sherrard, 169; resigned, 242 
designation of Dr. Hugh R. Leavell as Vice Chairman of Public 

Health Council, 209 
information re demolition of old and unsafe buildings, 114, 117 
investigation of activities of Building and Health Departments, 97 
reimbursement of employees' claims: 

John W. Bradley, 88 
John Regan, 176, 183, 318, 490 
John F. Regan, Jr., 519, 553 
survey of buildings in Howard Street-Scollay Square area, 229, 
278, 313 

Henderson, Rev. Father Conald 

invocation: 257 

Hersey Manufacturing Company 
release of bond: 310, 592 

Hines, City Councillor Peter F. 

oath of office: 315 

acting chairman: 557-561 

committee appointments: Appropriations and Finance, Claims 
(Chairman), Executive, Hospitals (Vice Chairman), Licenses, Ordi- 
nances, Public Lands, 490 

committee reports: 

Claims: 495, 503, 520, 530, 552, 558, 566, 580, 593 
communication stating eligibility and willingness to serve as City 

Councillor, 315 
election to serve unexpired term of Coun. Edward J. McCormack, Jr., 

315 

orders: 

conditions prevailing at polling places at state election, 554 
naming of recreational area in honor of Cardinal Gushing, 567 
temporary appointment of John F. Michael Walsh in Clerk of Com- 
mittees Department, 489 

resolves: 

congratulations to World War Memorial Committee of Roslindale, 588 
death of William E. Mullins, 504 

expression of thanks to Governor and members of Legislature, 504 
tribute to Pope Pius XII, 517 (with Coun. Iannella and all the Coun- 
cillors) 



KIMS 



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INVOCATIONS 



Hincs, City Councillor Peter F., Continued 

statements: 
comments of Mr. Volpe re closing of City Hospital, 554 
remarks upon taking seat in City Council, .'ilti 



Historic Shrines 

designation of Roger Clapp House on Boston st„ Dorchester, as 

historical site. 150 
keeping historic slirines open on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, 

161, IS'.) 
resolution of Council urging official cognizance of historic significance 

of Roger Clapp Mouse, L5G 



Hospital Department 

appointment of Trustee: Henry C. Berlin, 169 

appearance of Trustees and Director before Hospital Committee re 
finance Commission report on hospital cafeteria, 554, 550 

appropriations: 

additional departmental equipment, $150,000, 2G6, 208, 313; Personal 
Services, $500,000, 207, 313 
approval by Committee on Civic Progress of loan and appropriation 

orders for Si, 000, 000 and request for legislative authority to borrow 

S3, 000. 000 for building repairs, 200 
business administrator for City Hospital, 555 

Chapter 668 of Acts of I9S8 re funds for repairs and improvements to 

hospital buildings, 562, 593 
financial information re Hill-Burton Act, 218 
loans: additional departmental equipment, $1,000,000, 266, 288, 313, 

492, 574; approval by Emergency Finance Board, 480; approval of 

proposed legislation authorizing city to borrow $3,000,000 for building 

improvements and repairs, 296 
printing of articles by Frances Burns re City Hospital, 567, 570, 581 
reimbursement of employees' claims: 

Thomas P. Kelley, 40 

Ernest Skeene, 40 

reopening of negotiations between Trustees and Central Directory 
for Nurses, 312 

request for financial information from department, 180 

request that Trustees refrain from printing Burns series of articles on 
City Hospital, 570 

request re commissioning of person to document in narrative form 
history and service of City Hospital, 570 

rescission of order for loan of $1,000,000 for purchase of departmental 
equipment and new order for loan of $1,000,000 for purchase of de- 
partmental equipment for Hospital Department, 528 

study of services rendered by City Hospital, 89 

survey of City Hospital's policies bv Director of Public Library, 
etc., 42 



Hospitals, Committee on 

members: Conns. McLaughlin (Chairman), McCormack (Vice Chair- 
man), Iannella, Hailer, Foley, 0; resignation of Coun. Hailer, 156; 
appointment of Coun. Coffey, 161; resignation of Coun. McCormack, 
315; appointment of Coun. Hines, 400 

appearance of Hospital Trustees and Director re Finance Commis- 
sion report, 554, 559 

committee reports: 288, 559 

matters referred: 89, 264 

resolve re legislation authorizing city to borrow for certain necessary 
repairs and improvements in Hospital Department, 264, 288 



Housing for Aged 

Advisory Committee for Housing for Elderly, 313 

analysis by City Planning Board of report of Overseers of Public 
Welfare re housing needs of the elderly, 276, 280, 492 

public hearing by Council and study re construction of additional units 
for housing of the elderly, 276 

resolve re action by Boston Real Estate Board and private organiza- 
tions in providing housing for the elderly, 274 

statement by Coun. Foley re low income housing for the elderly, 247 

survey re housing conditions of elderly persons, 210, 236 

Welfare Department report re survey of housing conditions of Old 
Age Assistance recipients, 236 



Iannella, Christopher A., Councillor 

oath of office: 1 

acting chairman: 88, 89, 150, 239-240, 242, 248-249 
committee appointments: Appropriations and Finance, Claims (Vice 
Chairman), Confirmations, Executive (Vice Chairman), Hospitals, 
Legislative Matters (Chairman), Public Lands (Vice Chairman), 
Public Services and Recreation, Rules, Urban Redevelopment, Reha- 
bilitation and Renewal (Chairman), 9; Preparation of Council Rules 
for 1958-59, 28; committee to escort Mayor, 1 

committee reports: 

Claims, 255,490 

Executive, (2) 248 
orders: 

appearance of Director of Administrative Services Department before 

Executive Committee, 324 
conference of Boston Redevelopment Authority and City Planning 

Board with Committee on Urban Redevelopment, Rehabilitation 

and Renewal, 55 
continuance of evening service by MTA on Charles st.-Massachusetts 

Station line, 238 
copies of budget sheets for Councillors and members of press, 83 
information on printing and/or binding done by city printing plant, 269 
information on printing and/or binding not done by city printing 

plant, 244, 256 
investigation of activities of Building and Health Departments, 97 
naming of square in honor of deceased veteran: Hyman Hill, 217 

resolves: 

conference with Governor re Government Center, 227 
congratulations to Rev. Terrence L. Connelly, S.J., 313 (with Couns. 

McDonough and White) 
creation of position of legal counsel to City Council, 39 
delay of three days before tagging cars, 89 
expression of gratitude to Harold Kern and Boston American-Record, 

180 (with all the Councillors) 
tribute to Pope Pius XII, 517 (with Coun. Hines and all the Councillors) 

statements: 

Police Department budget, 243 

processing of 1958 budget by City Council, 131 

Indemnification of Employees' Claims 

petitions for indemnification for hospital, surgical, medical and 
nursing expenses: 

Fire Department: (2) 38, (4) 83, (3) 99, (13) 101, (2) 123, (7) 130, (6) 
150, (6) 157, (5) 170, (8) 183, (14) 191, 209, (5) 228, (5) 232, (7) 239, 
(2) 247, (8) 275, 308, (7) 495, (8) 503, 520, (6) 552, (7) 558, (6) 566, 
(4) 580 

Indemnity Agreement 

indemnity agreement with Commonwealth of Massachusetts re 
removal of two old piers at North End Park Beach, 160, 323 

Inspection of Prisons, Committee on 

members: Couns. McLaughlin (Chairman), Hailer (Vice Chairman), 
Kerrigan, White, Foley, 9; resignation of Coun. Hailer, 156; appoint- 
ment of Coun. Coffey as Vice Chairman, 161 

committee report: 591 

Invocations 

Cahill, Rev. Dennis, 236 

Commane, Rev. William ,L, 30 

Comperchio, Rev. Carmen, 117 

Conroy, Rev. Cyril J., 181 

Curran, Rev. William H., 153 

Emerson, Rev. George F., 163 

Griffin, Rt. Rev. Christopher, 483, 493, 499, 506, 518, 523, 532, 556, 562, 

569, 576 
Henderson, Rev. Conald, 257 
Kelley, Rev. Arnold E., 86 
Kerr, Rev. George V., 90, 315 
Lally, Monsignor Francis J., 1 
Lavin, Rev. Philip V., 40 
Laviscount, Rev. Samuel L., 134 
Lehr, Rev. Theodore, 175 
Lennon, Rev. Walter, 127 
Leonard, Rev. Francis B., 218 
McDonald, Rev. William A., 241, 277 
McDonough, Rev. Walter M., 100 
Mowatt, Rev. John J., 245 
Mullowney, Rev. Edward J., 148 
Murphy, Rev. Kenneth B., 251 
Neyland, Rev. Quentin, 195 



INVOCATIONS 



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LAW 



Invocations, Continued 

Norton, Rev. Arthur 1., 211 
Piscitelli, Rev. Vincent J., 230 
Powers, Rev. Albert J., 585, 580 
Savio, Rev. Louis, 297 
Shea, Rt. Rev. Albert I., 159 
Smith, Rev. Ignatius E., 43 
Smith, Rev. Robert D., 309 
Strassfeld, Rabbi Meyer J., 105 
Sullivan, Rev. Francis P., 60 
Sullivan, Very Rev. Hilary, 189 
Troiano, Rev. Donato, 9 



Jerauld, Clifford L. 

petition to operate motor vehicles: 212, 216, 229 

notice of hearing before Department of Public Utilities, 273 

Jitney Licenses 

information re number of active licenses issued by City Council and 

observance of routes licensed, 554 
legal opinion as to limitation of time and responsibility for enforcing 

adherence to routes licensed, 555 



Johnson Bus Lines, Inc. 

notice of hearing before Department of Public Utilities, 519 



Jurors Drawn 



Grand Jurors: (5) 6, (22) 195, (8) 241, (4) 277, (22) 569 

Superior Civil Court: (195) 6, (172) 43, (207) 100, (209) 136, (169) 163, 

(196) 251, (196) 227, (174) 499, (184) 528, (167) 569 
Superior Criminal Court: (64) 6, (62) 43, (65) 100, (62) 136, (64) 163, 

(33) 195, (35) 241, (66) 251, (58) 277, (47) 499, (61) 528, (63) 569, 

H331 585 



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Jury List 

preparation of Jury List bv City Clerk, (City Document No. 33), 193, 
238 

Kelley, Rev. Arnold E. 

invocation: S6 

Kennedy, Senator John F. 

printing of article, "The Shame of the States," in City Record, 233 



Kerr, Rev. George V. 

invocations: 90, 315 



Kerrigan, John E., Councillor 

oath of office: 1 

committee appointments: Confirmations, Executive, Inspection of 
Prisons, Legislative Matters (until April 28, 1958), Licenses, Public 
Services and Recreation, Rules (Chairman), 9; Appropriations and 
Finance, 161; committee to escort Mayor, 1 

committee reports: 

Rules: 152 
orders: 

acceptance of Chapter 391 of Acts of 1958 re late entry into Boston- 
State Retirement System, 228 

acceptance of Chapter 479 of 1958 authorizing payment of pension to 
Thomas J. Conaty, 274 

installation of street light at Telegraph and Dorchester sts., 299 (with 
Coun. Foley) 

installation of traffic signals at General William H. Devine Way and 
Dorchester ave., 103 (with Coun. Foley) 

street resurfacing: Leighton rd., Ward 18, 482 (with Coun. Foley) 

street resurfacing and installation of sidewalks: Drury rd., Ward 18, 
482 (with Coun. Foley) 

resolves: 

approval of legislation re membership in State-Boston Retirement 
System, 55 



Kerrigan, John E., Councillor, Continued 

resolves : 

approval of legislation re payment of pension to Thomas J. Conaty of 

Police Department, 115 
approval of legislation re retirement of John I. Lane, 114 
congratulations to coach and members of South Boston High School 

baseball team, 228 (with Couns. Foley and McCormack) 
death of Frederick W. Mansfield, 555 (for all the Councillors) 
designation of August 9, 1958, as "Alexander A. Vandergrift Day," 

173 
expression of gratitude to Harold Kern and Boston American-Record, 

180 (with all the Councillors) 
improvements to playgrounds in Brighton-Allston district, 187 
opposition to parking lots at Aquarium site, South Boston, 295 (with 

Couns. Foley and McCormack) 
regret at resignation of George G. Hyland as Commissioner of Public 

Works, 147 (for all the Councillors) 
sympathy upon death of Thomas H. Green, 228 (for all the Councillors) 

Lally, Monsignor Francis J. 
invocation: 1 

Lavin, Rev. Philip B. 

invocation: 40 

Laviscount, Rev. Samuel L. 
invocation: 134 

Law Department 

appointment of William L. Baxter as Corporation Counsel, 169 

abstract of rights and obligations of Real Property Agent respecting 
tax title properties, 296 

acceptance of Chapter 32B of General Laws re certain group insur- 
ance for employees, 125 

appearance of Corporation Counsel before Committee on Ordinances 
re reorganization of Assessing Department, 320 

appearance of Corporation Counsel before Executive Committee re 
subsidization of Old Colony Branch of New York, New Haven and 
Hartford Railroad, 242, 243, 251 

appearance of Corporation Counsel re 

legislation re loan order and transfer of certain funds for repair of 

certain city buildings, 519 
moneys due from Boston Port Development Company, 270 
participation by state in sewer construction program, 489 
tax title lists, 296, 299, 514 

assignment of Assistant Corporation Counsel to City Council, 521, 
529 

compendium of law re entertainment licenses, 179 

copy of New York Central Railroad notice re discontinuance of cer- 
tain trains, 319 

Council request for report on deficiencies in present statutes, ordi- 
nances and regulations re fire safety in Boston, 584 

digest of all bills now pending in Legislature re Port Authority, 187 

dogs: ordinance re leashing of dogs, 238 

expenditures for electrical and elevator facilities at Police Headquarters, 
256 

extension of Hallet st. over tracks of Now York, New Haven and Hart- 
ford Railroad, 500, 592 

filing of various bills affecting city for consideration at 1959 legislative 
session, 574 

information re demolition or restoration of abandoned properties, 
moneys paid, abatements, suits brought, etc., 325 

information re foreclosures under tax title, 519 

information re Peterborough Street property held by ARC Develop- 
ment Corporation, 496 

information re progress made in rent collection from tax delinquent 
properties, 307 

information re property at 95-99 Union Park st., 497, 521, 528 

information re tax title properties, 338, 496, 513, 519 

information re taxes due on Merchants and Miners Pier, 325, 592 

information re taxes paid and amounts due from Maurice Gordon, 581 

institution of new fire code, 581 

intervention in Prudential Insurance Company foreclosure on mort- 
gage, 313 

investigation by Finance Commission of tax abatements since 1950, 
299, 311, 535 

land taking for off-street parking on Columbia st., 128, 155 



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LICENSES 



Law Department, Continued 

law regarding meetings of City Councils, School Committees, boards 

and Commissions. 573, 5S4 
legislation rt articulation of suitable plans for extension of rapid transit 

system, 270 
legislation rt Old Colony Branch subsidy plans, 250 
legislation to authorize building of second crossing to East Boston, 155 
legislative status of 11. B. 2130 re additional compensation for delay in 

acquisition of Sumner Tunnel, 124 

letters from Law Department to Finance Commission re land takings 
on Hay ward pi., 53S 

list of private properties on which city has expended money, 270, 293, 

294, -192, 592 
list of suits pending re private properties on which city has expended 
money, names of defendants, courts and present status" of action, 294, 
592 
notice to Law Department by Assessing Department of apportionment 

of taxes on real estate, 489, 500 
opinions requested re 

action of City Council on March 24, 1958, 126, 129 

appropriation of moneys for entertainment of distinguished guests etc. 

210, 231, 268 
legal right of city to collect on tax title properties, 274, 295 
legality of proposed amendments to Assessing Department ordinance 

299, 322 
limitation of time on jitney licenses issued and responsibility for ad- 
herence to routes licensed, 555 
power of City Council to establish Fire Prevention Code for City of 

Boston, 155 
power of City Council to summon witnesses and taking of oath by 

said witnesses, 39, 226, 227 
power of Police Department re expenditure of moneys without ap- 
proval of Mayor and City Council, 194, 212, 219 
remedies available to city for recovery of moneys owed on Merchants 

and Miners Pier, 259, 294 
remedies available to city on taxes owed on tax title properties 269 

291, 492 
remedies available to city to recover money from owners of buildings 
demolished as unsafe or put in safe condition by city, 270, 291, 293, 
592 
right of city to collect for use and occupancy in whole or part of prop- 
erties taken for tax title, 274, 295, 592 
right of city to receive financial assistance from state for construction 

of storm drainage systems, 274, 492, 497 
status of assistant assessors under proposed reorganization of depart- 
ment, 575, 579 
ordinance re attendance of Corporation Counsel or Assistant Corpora- 
tion Counsel at all Council meetings, 529 
ordinance re attendance upon request of Assistant Corporation Counsel 

at all Council meetings and all committee meetings, 529 
policy re absorption of Old Colony Railroad by MTA, 173 
procedure on apportionment of real estate taxes, 489 
progress report requested re tax delinquent properties, 555 
protection of city's claims on tax title properties by Law Department, 

156 
request for information on certain tax title parcels, 171, 187 
request to draft amendment to ordinance reorganizing Assessing 

Department, 517 
resolve re limitation to be put on proposed sale of Fenway land to 

Northeastern University, 592 
rules for conduct of hearings by City Council where power to sum- 
mons witnesses is exercised, 54, 56 

summary and background material on proposed legislative bills 
affecting city, 37 

summons for Maurice Gordon to appear before Committee on Ap- 
propriations and Finance, 498 

Sumner Tunnel: legislation to rescind conveyance of tunnel, 156; 
additional compensation for delay in acquisition, 500 

tabulation of all opinions of Corporation Counsel requested by Council 
since January 1, 1958, 227 

tax abatements: communication from Corporation Counsel clarifying 
certain publicized misinformation, 253, 258 

tax information on property at 24-26 Linwood St., Roxbury, 594 

transfer from Reserve Fund: $8,000 for Contractual Services, 557 

Legislative Bills 

orders favoring passage of 

H. B. 296: payment of all expenses of court operations by Common- 
wealth, 82 

H. B. 2136: additional compensation for delay in acquisition of 
Sumner Tunnel, 104, 124, 500, 584 

II. B. 2308: increased salaries for Boston police officers to be paid by 
Commonwealth, 103 



Legislative Bills, Continued 

orders favoring passage of: 

H. B. 2309: same salary schedule for Boston police officers as for 
Metropolitan District Commission police, 103 

H. B. 2891: Governor's work program, 187 

II. B. 3025: construction, maintenance and operation of additional 
vehicular tunnel to East Boston by Massachusetts Turnpike 
Authority, 187, 194 

S. B. 64: establishment of unpaid Massachusetts Recreation Board, 41 

S. B. 646: transfer of Fenway land from city to Northeastern Univer- 
sity, 150 

resolves favoring legislation re 

conveyance of land to Rice Post No. 25, American Veterans of World 

War II and Korea, 29 
increased pensions payable under Permanent School Pension Fund in 

Boston, 98 
membership in State-Boston Retirement System, 55 
payment of certain compensation to Charles G. Haddad, 82 
payment of compensation to Frank Garvey, 28 
payment of pension to Thomas J. Conaty, 115 
payment of pension to Alphonse Simon, 56 
permission to city to borrow $50,000,000 outside debt limit for new 

City Hall and Federal office building, 8 
repayment to Patrick J. Loftuss of contributions to Contributory 

Retirement System, 115 
retirement of .John I. Lane, 114 



Legislative Matters, Committee on 

members: Couns. Iannella (Chairman), McLaughlin (Vice Chairman), 
White, Kerrigan, Foley, 9; reassignment of committee members: 
Couns. Iannella (Chairman), McLaughlin (Vice Chairman), White, 
Coffey, Foley, 161 

matters referred: 41, 161, 504 



Lehr, Rev. Theodore 

invocation: 175 

Lennon, Rev. Walter 
invocation: 127 



Leonard, Rev. Francis B. 

invocation: 218 



Library Department 

appointments to Board of Trustees: 

Erwin D. Canham, 169 

Rt. Rev. Edward G. Murray, 527 
inter-library loans between Boston Public Library and other public 

libraries in state, 10, 31, 155 
notice of organization of Board of Trustees, 183 
resignation of Most Rev. Richard J. dishing as Trustee, 527 
survey of City Hospital's policies by Director of Public Library, 42 



Licenses and Permits 

bootblacks: 129, 238 

Boston American League Baseball Company, 88, 129 

Boston Garden-Arena Corporation petitions for licenses on certain 

Sundays for indoor basketball and hockey games, 122 
football game for benefit of Nazareth Fund, 560 
newsboys: (9) 129, (7) 238, (4) 519, (3) 526 
operation of motor vehicles: 

Greyhound Corporation, 519, (2) 533 

Clifford L. Jerauld, 212, 216, 229, 233 

Transit Bus Lines, Inc., 177, 216, 229, 246 

preparation of compendium of law re entertainment licenses by 
Law Department, 179 

shellfish permits: 

Bennett, Herbert T., Jr., 533, 563 
Bennett, William C„ 533, 563 



LICENSES 



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MASSACHUSETTS 



Licenses and Permits, Continued 

shellfish permits 

Bevacqua, Louis J. (family use), 238, 24 -1 

Bishop, Ralph, (2) 289, 298, 313 

Bishop, Richard A., (2) 289, 298, 313 

D'Amico, James V., 209, 233, 533, 503 

D'Amico, Nicholas, 52G, 553 

Elms, Edward W., 6, 84, 183, 233, 319, 502 

Fairbanks, George H., 183, 233, 319, 502 

Fawcett, John J., 114, 129 

Femiano, Domenic, 289, 313 

Ferragamo, Anthony J., G, 84, 289, 313 

French, Daniel C, (2) 289, 298, 313 

Fullerton, David F., 88, 104, 520, 553 

Green, Francis, 319, 502 

Hickey, Joseph H., Jr., 230, 238 

Ilickey, Robert J., 230, 238 

Hodgkins, Rupert Y., Jr., 82, 89 

Kearney, Joseph A., 289, 313 

Kirby, Richard, 2G8, 289, 295, 313 

Knceland, Robert, 190, 233, 311, 313 

Kneeland, Roy, 88, 104, 183, 190, 233, 311, 313, 583, 592 

Lawson, Herbert E., 122, 129, 101, 233, 311, 313 

Leuchte, George E., 230, 238 

MacAllister, Arthur G., (2) 289, 298, 313 

Mahoney, Robert J., (2) 289, 313, 554 

Margolis, Peter P. (family use), 122, 129 

Matthews, Harold T., 183, 233, 311, 313 

O'Brien, George E., 114, 129 

O'Neill, Henry F., 533, 563 

Perrella, Vincent A., Jr., 319, 502 

Riley, Francis J., 122, 129, (2) 289, 298, 313 

Roche, Maurice X., 526, 553 

Scott, William A., 101, 129 

Snow, William L., 82 

Sullivan, Timothy J., (2) 289, 298, 313 

Tranchina, Joseph (family use), 230, 238 

Vuillemier, William E., 311, 313 

Wardell, Joseph F., 82, 89 

Wardell, Joseph F., Sr., 533, 563 

Sunday bowling petitions: 

Arborway Bowlaway, 318, 502 

Blue Hill Bowlaway, 318, 502 

Bond Bowling and Billiards, Inc., 318, 502 

Botta Corporation, 318, 502 

Boylston Bowladrome, Inc., 318, 502 

Brigham Bowlaway, 519, 558 

Broadway Recreation, 318, 502 

Central Park Lanes, 318, 502 

Codman Square Bowlaway, 318, 502 

Columbia Billiard Company, 318 

Columbia Recreation, 318, 494, 502 

Commonwealth Recreation Bowling Alleys, 318, 502 

Covitz, Julius, 318, 502 

Doherty, Joseph, 318, 502 

Egleston Bowlaway, 318, 502 

Fenway Alleys, 318, 502 

428 Realty Corporation, 318, 502 

Hibernian Bowling Alleys, 318, 502 

Huntington 55 Alleys, Inc., 318, 502 

Hyde Park Bowling Alleys, 318, 502 

Hyde Square Bowlaway, 318, 502 

Jamaica Bowlaway, 289, 318, 502, 503 

Kenmore Bowlaway, 318, 502 

Kittrell, Mrs. Marie, 318, 502 

Lucky Strike Bowladrome of Boston, Inc., 318, 502 

Mattapan Bowladrome, 318, 502 

Miah J. Murray, Inc., 318, 502 

Mt. Pleasant Bowling and Billiards, 494, 502 

North Station Bowling Alleys, 318, 502 

Olindy's South Station Alleys, Inc., 318, 502 

Orient Bowlaway, 318, 502 

Rubbicco, Dominick, 318, 502 

Scollay Alleys, 318, 502 

Starlight Bowladrome, Inc., 128, 295, 571, 592 

Webster Bowling Alleys, 318, 502 

West Roxbury Bowling Center, Inc., 318, 502 

West Roxbury Liederkranz, 318, 502 

Sunday Sports: 

Boston Garden-Arena Corporation, (2) 319, (2) 502 



Licenses, Committee on 

members: Couns. Foley (Chairman), Piemonte (Vice Chairman), 

McLaughlin, Kerrigan, McCormack, 9; resignation of Coun. Mc- 

Cormack, 315; appointment of Coun. Hines, 490 
committee reports: 84, 89, 104, 129, 216, 233, 238, 244 295 298 

313, 502, 553, 558, 563, 592 ' ' 

matters referred: 0, 82, 88, 101, 104, 114, 122 128 161 177 183 

\l°« ^I'lil'^ 9 '*!! ' 233 ' 238 ' 268 ' 289 ' 8". 318, 319', 494', 519,' 

O-O, OOO, OOO, D/l, Ooo 



Loans 

anticipation of revenue, $65,000,000, 4, 28; $20,000,000, 309, 320 

Boston Housing Authority: amendment of order (referred April 22, 
1957) re loan for additional low-rate housing units, 325 

City Hall in proposed Governmental Center, $20,000,000, 512, 506, 584 

construction of departmental buildings, $5,000,000 (referred 
August 5, 1957), 592 

Hospital Department: approval of legislation to authorize city to 
borrow $3,000,000 for building improvements and repairs, 290, 296; 
$1,000,000 for additional departmental equipment, 264, 266, 313, 
492; approved by Emergency Finance Board, 489; rescission of order 
passed September 22, 1958, new order (referred October 27) for 
$1,000,000 passed, 525, 558, 574 

information re purchases from departmental equipment loans of 
1955-50, 84, 108, 171 

order re legislation to borrow outside debt limit for construction of 
second crossing of Boston Harbor, 155, 194 

Public Works Department: $1,000,000 for sewerage works, 242, 247, 
209, 310 (2) 492; rescission of order passed July 28 and new order for 
$1,000,000 for sewerage works, 310, (2) 492; approved by Emergency 
Finance Board, 488 

Redemption of City Loans: proposed appropriation of $400,000 from 
parking meter receipts, 121, 179; order withdrawn, 149, 179; new 
order for $300,000 from parking meter receipts, 149; passed (2) 179 

rescission of order (passed June 10, 1937) for right to borrow money 
for construction of buildings in excess of $1,750,000, 171 

rescission of order (passed September 22, 1958) for loan of 51.000,000 
for purchase of departmental equipment and new order for loan 
of $1,000,000 for purchase of departmental equipment for Hospital 
Department, 523 

Tax Title Loan? approval by Emergency Finance Board, 188; amend- 
ment of vote re rate of interest on loan due October 8, 1958, 494 

Welfare Department: $845,000 for Old Age Assistance and Aid to 
Dependent Children, 524, 500, 580; approval by Emergency Finance 
Board, 578, 587 

Long, William P. 

naming of mall on Common or Public Garden in honor of late Park 
Gommissioner Long, 37, 44 

Maiden, City of 

resolution requesting MTA to conduct passenger count to determine 
use by cities and towns bordering the fourteen communities now 
paying the MTA deficits, 135 



Malone, Attorney General Dana 

opinion re expenditures and contracts of Police Commissioner, 225 



Massachusetts, Commonwealth of 

Attorney General: Council request for opinion re olf-street parking on 

top of tunnel portion of Fitzgerald Highway, 153; payment by certain 

residents of share of MTA deficit, 254; expenditures and contracts of 

Boston Police Commissioner, 220 
Department of Public Utilities: 

Boston & Albany Railroad repair of fences in Allston-Brighton dis- 
trict, 241 

cancellation of MTA hearing, 177 

extension of Hallet st. over New York, New Haven & Hartford Rail- 
road tracks, 500, 592 

granting of petitions ; 

Boston Edison Company, 6, 37, 135 
Metropolitan Transit Authority, (2) 288, 534 

notice of hearings: 

Boston & Albany Railroad Company, 91, 149, 273, 311 

Boston & Maine Railroad Company, 298, 533, 578, 590 

Boston Metropolitan District, 213, 590 

Boston, Worcester & New York Street Railway Company, 88 

City of Boston, 37 

construction of streets, places and ways across natural gas pipe 

lines, 503 
Dump Truck Owners' Association, Inc., 502 
Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway Company, 41 
Greyhound Corporation, 563 
Jerauld, Clifford L., 273 
Johnson p us Lines, Inc., 519 
Metropolitan Transit Authority, 37, 88, 109, 213, (2) 238, 290, 513, 

(2) 533 
Middlesex & Boston Street Railway Company, 101 
Needham Transit Co., 273 
New England Transportation Company, 169 
New York Central Railroad, 6, 91, 149, 273, 311, 319 
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 311 



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Massachusetts, Commonwealth of, Continued 

Department of Public Utilities: 
Railway Express Agency, Inc., 503 
Short Line, [no., 169 
Transit Bus Lines, 246 

Trustees of Boston Metropolitan District, r>7. 213 
Western Massachusetts Dump Truck Owners' Association, 502 
Western Union Telegraph Company, 273 
Worcester t las Light Company, 54 
revocation of order re Hyde Park district route of Metropolitan 
Transit Authority. 590 



ive. over New York, New Haven & 
of altered location of Southeast 



Department of Public Works: 

alteration of bridge on Blue Hill 
Hartford Railroad tracks 149 
copy of layout and order of takin 

Expressway, ti 

dredging of mooring basin in Dorchester Bay, 207, 231, 495 
indemnity agreement given state by city re removal of piers at North 

End. 282 
notice of hearings: 

application of Theodore W. Bcrenson re construction of boat land- 
ing at India Wharf, 231, 324 
Boston College High School petition to maintain solid fill in tidal 

creek, 268 
layout of section of Granite ave. from Milton st. to Neponset River 

Bridge, 298 
New England Telephone & Telegraph Company petition to lay 

two submarine cables, 534 
regulations re speed of motor vehicles on State Highway, Washing- 
ton st., in Boston and Dedham, 290 
Salada-ShirrilT-Horsey, Inc., petition to maintain solid fill in tidal 
creek, 268 
notice of regulations re speed of motor vehicles on Western ave., 

Brighton, Hyde Park ave. and Cambridge st., Brighton, 54 
notice of taking additional easement for temporary purposes for 

Fitzgerald Expressway, 255 
order of layout and taking for Fitzgerald Expressway, 114 
order re taking of portion of Granite ave. (Route 37), 311 
speed limits on Washington st., State Highway, in Boston and Ded- 
ham, 319 
state highway location for portion of Blue Hill ave. including bridge 
across New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad right of way, 319 

Emergency Finance Board: 

amended vote of Board re rate of interest on Tax Title Loan due 

October 3, 1958, 494 
approval of loans for additional departmental equipment, construction 

of sewers, and renewal of tax title loan, 488 
approval of loan of $845,000 for welfare purposes, 578, 587 
financial assistance from state for construction of storm damage 

systems, 274, 497 
indemnity agreement of City of Boston re removal of piers at North 

End Park Beach, 160, 282, 323 

State Milk Control Commission: 

order fixing minimum prices in Milk Marketing Area No. 17, 563; 
amendment of order, 590 



Massachusetts Legislature 

resolution expressing thanks to Governor Furcolo and members of 
Legislature for recent legislation benefiting Boston, 504, 565 



Massachusetts Parking Authority 

designation of Commissioner Frank R. Kelley as member of 
Massachusetts Parking Authority, 583 



Massachusetts Port Authority 

attendance at hearing on construction of second crossing of harbor to 

East Boston, 124 
communication of Joseph J. Mulliern re conveyance of Sumner 

Tunnel to Port Authority, 124, 137, 194 
digest by Law Department of all bills now pending in Legislature re 

Port Authority, 187 
exclusion of Sumner Tunnel from Port Authority, 155 
invitation to Ephraim Brest to attend meeting re proposed transfer of 

Sumner Tunnel to Port Authority, 137 

order to rescind order for sale of Sumner Tunnel to Port Authority, 156, 
564 



Massachusetts Recreation Board 

order favoring passage of S. B., 41, 64 



Massachusetts Taxpayers Association 

invitation to Norman McDonald to Executive Committee meeting re 
proposed transfer of Sumner Tunnel to Massachusetts Port Authority. 
137 

Massachusetts Turnpike Authority 

acceptance of section 8 of Chapter 598 of Acts of 1958 re payments to 
city for Sumner Tunnel and construction of additional vehicular tun- 
nel to East Boston, 501, 521 

resolve approving passage of H. B. 3025 re construction, maintenance 
and operation of additional vehicular tunnel to East Boston by Massa- 
chusetts Turnpike Authority, 187, 194 

Mayor John B. Hyncs 

(see also Acting Mayor McDonough) 
annual address to Council: 1 
appointments: 

Board of Appeal: 129 

Boston Housing Authority: 4 

Boston Redevelopment Authority: 493 

Committee on South Station Area, 255 

constables with power to serve civil process upon filing of bond: 9, 40, 
119 (annual list), 218, 230, 236, 245, 493, 506, 589 

departmental: 169 

IClection Department: (2) 133 

Government Center Commission : 563 

minor officers paid by fees: 119 

Public Health Council, 169, 209 

Public Works Commissioner: 154 

Public Library Trustee, 527 

Traffic Commissioner: 6 

Weighers of Coal: 60, 127, 195, 230 

Weighers of Goods: 40, 44, 164, 195, 245, 297, 310, 483, 493, 523, 532 

Weighers of Grain : 29 

Zoning Commission: 252 
Council order re Mayor's appearance before Committee on Ordinances 

re reorganization of Assessing Department, 312 
Council resolve requesting study by Mayor's secretarial staff of pro- 
posed legislation affecting city and notification of interested persons 

re legislative committee hearings, 37 
messages, communications and orders: 

abatements to various mass transportation systems, 251, 260 

acceptance of Chapter 598 of Acts of 1958 re construction of additional 
vehicular tunnel to East Boston, 501 

acceptance of Chapter 668 of Acts of 1958 re repairs and improvements 
to Hospital Department buildings, 562 

acceptance of section 2 of Chapter 596 of 1958 re payment to Franklin 
Foundation, 513 

Administrative Services Department: list of vacancies in various 
city departments, 13; number of paid officials and employees, 18; 
number of employees as of November 30, 1957; comparison with 
other cities, 20; information on unused city lands and buildings, 60, 
87; information on repairs to buildings and structures, 90; support- 
ing detail sheets on budget, 86; information on pieces of mail sent 
by Goun. Piemonte, 518; federal or state reimbursement on city 
purchases, 518; printing plant expenses and/or binding performed 
outside, 307, 483; billing and collection of moneys by city depart- 
ments, 506, 512; appropriation of .$20,400 for survey re space re- ~. 
quirements for new Gity Hall, 127 

appropriations: 

Administrative Services Department: $20,400 for survey re space 
requirements for new City Hall, 127 

City Planning Board: $100,000 for Government Center Study (to 
be refunded by Boston Redevelopment Authority), 9 

Demolition Program: $250,000, 208 

Hospital Department: equipment needs, $150,000, 260; personnel 
requirements, $500,000, 297 

Parks and Recreation Department: $175,000, 120; $2, 385.18, 589 

Police Department: $17,690.55 from parking meter fees for 15 
motorcycles, 176 

Redemption of City Loans: $460,000 from parking meter receipts, 
121; order withdrawn, 149; new order for $360,000, 149 

School Committee: additional appropriation of $7,505,714, 181 

Traffic Department: front parking meter fees: $5,000 for changes in 
meter collection system, 120; $100,000 for 2,500 new parking 
meters, 148; $13,000 for automotive and parking meter equip- 
ment, 524 

Veterans' Services Department: benefits and burials, $300,000, 297 
approval of legislation enabling city to borrow for hospital repairs 

and improvements, 264 
Assessing Department: Boston Real Estate Board report on 

assessment practices, 21 ; abatements to various mass transportation 

systems, 259; ordinance re reorganization of department, 282, 512; 

apportionment of taxes on real estate, 500; valuations of residential 

property, 576 



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MAYOR 



Mayor John B. Hynes, Continued 

messages: 

Auditing Department: information re 1957 transfers between de- 
partmental appropriations, 91; unexpended balances of appropria- 
tions reverted to General l'und, 97 

Beacon Hill Architectural Commission: ordinance concerning fees 
for certificates issued by Secretary of Commission, 273 

borrowing capacity of city within debt limit for year 1958, $12,718,- 
211,47, 118 

Boston & Albany Railroad: repair of fences in Allston-Brighton 
district, 241 

Boston Real Estate Board report on assessment practices, 21 

Boston Redevelopment Authority: acquisition of property at 
D Street area held by U. S. Navy, 556 

budget for 1958, 44; Council request for individual supporting 
detail sheets, 86, 159; supplementary budget of $2,929,420, 165 

Building Department: information on demolition of old and unsafe 
buildings, 117; removal of two old piers at North End Park Beach, 
160; survey of Howard St.-Scollay Sq. area re building or health 
hazard, 278; appeals on issuance of building permits, 570 

Chapter 598 of Acts of 1958: payments to city for transfer of Sumner 
Tunnel to Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, 501 

City Clerk: ordinance fixing fees for services of City Clerk under 
Uniform Commercial Code, 272 ; ordinance fixing fee of City Clerk 
for registration of licenses, etc., 273 

City Planning Board: appropriation of $100,000 (to be refunded 
by Boston Redevelopment Authority) for Government Center 
Study, 9 ; report re off-street parking area under 1'itzgerald Highway, 
175; survey of housing needs for the elderly, 280 

Classification and Compensation Plans (County): compensa- 
tion grade of Court Officer in various courts, 160; compensation 
grade of Chief Court Officer, Roxbury District Court, 189; Correc- 
tion Officer and Locksmith in House of Correction, 211; proposed 
review of grade allocations of Suffolk County employees, 279 

Coffey, James S.: oath of office to James S. Coffey as City Councillor, 
159 

constables: removal of Kenneth W. Kempton for lack of bond, 195 

demolition of old and unsafe buildings, 117; transfer of $100,000 
from Reserve F'und, 493 

dredging of mooring basin in Dorchester Bay, 207 

Finance Commission: communication re appearance before Com- 
mittee on Ordinances, 316; information on abatements granted in 
1958, 577 

Fire Prevention Code deficiencies, 589 

Franklin Foundation: acceptance of section 2 of Chapter 596 of 
Acts of 1958 re payment for benefit of Franklin Technical Institute, 
513 

garbage and refuse contracts: M. DeMatteo Company, 134; 
Dooley Brothers, Inc., 148 

gift of land from Allston Board of Trade contingent upon use as 
parking area, 189 

Health Department: demolition of old and unsafe buildings, 117; 
survey of Howard St.-Scollay Sq. area re building and health 
hazards, 278 

Hersey Manufacturing Company: release of bond, 316 

Hines, Peter F.: oath of office as City Councillor, 315 

Hospital Department: financial information re Hill Burton Act, 218; 
appropriation for personnel requirements, $500,000, 297; loan of 
$1,000,000 and appropriation of $150,000 for certain hospital 
repairs and equipment, 264; printing of articles by Frances Burns re 
City Hospital, 570 

housing for the elderly: analysis of needs prepared by City Planning 
Board, 280 

Indemnity Agreement given State Department of Public Works re 
removal of piers at North End Park, 282 

Law Department: information on certain tax title parcels, 237, 258; 
information on tax abatements, 254 ; transfer of $8,000 from Reserve 
Fund to Law Department, 557 

legislation to construct new City Hall and Federal office building, 5 

Library Department: inter-library loans between Boston Public 
Library and other public libraries, 31 

loans: 
anticipation of revenue, $05,000,000, 4 
City Hall, $20,000,000 for construction of new City Hall in proposed 

Government Center, 512 
Hospital Department, additional departmental equipment, 

31,000,000, 266 
Public Works Department: $1,000,000 for sewerage works, 242 
rescission of order authorizing loan of $1,000,000 for construction 
of sewerage works and new order for loan of $1,000,000 for 
construction of sewerage works, 310 
rescission of order authorizing loan of $1,000,000 for purchase of 
departmental equipment and new order for loan of $1,000,000 
for purchase of departmental equipment for Hospital Department, 
525 
Welfare Department: $845,000 for Old Age Assistance and Aid to 
Dependent Children, 524 



Mayor John B. Hynes, Continued 

messages: 

Metropolitan Transit Authority: removal of "hump" at Maverick 
sq., 134; continuance of Sunday service on Jeffries Point line, 211; 
restoration of bus service on Jeffries Point line, 257; restoration of 
service on Main st., Charlestown, 258 

naming of intersections in honor of deceased veterans: 

Alozian Aldonis, 557 

John J. Burke, 523 

Victor J. L. Centola, 523 

John Joseph Daly, 164 

Elsie Davis, 523 

Hyrnan Hill, 523 

Joseph H. Legee, 523 

Vincent A. Rema, 164 

John J. Templeton, 523 

Peter J. Webber, 523 

Felix J. Wencis, 523 

John Zelinsky, 557 
naming of recreation area in honor of Cardinal Gushing, 577 
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company: informa- 
tion on future use of South Station Terminal or yards, 297 
North End Park: removal of piers by State Department of Public 

Works and Indemnity Agreement therefor, 282 
off-street parking: gift of land at 9 Glenville ave., Allston, 189; 

parking facility on top of tunnel portion of Fitzgerald Highway, 

153; report from City Planning Board, 175 
opposition to removal of Federal control on production of natural 

ordinances: fixing fees of City Clerk under Uniform Commercial 
Code, 272; fixing fee for registration of licenses, etc., 273; fees for 
certificates issued by Secretary of Beacon Hill Architectural Com- 
mission, 273; reorganization of Assessing Department, 282 

parking: opposition to parking lot at aquarium site, South Boston, 309 

Parks and Recreation Department: naming of mall on Boston 
Common or Public Garden in honor of William P. Long, 44 ; transfer 
of land on Lasell St., West Roxbury, from Real Property Depart- 
ment, 164 ; improvements to Little League facilities at Christopher 
J. Lee Playground, 175; improvements to play area at Hooker and 
Seattle sts, 246; Little League baseball diamonds at Roberts Field 
Playground, 272; amount payable by Commonwealth for taking 
of recreational facilities at Savin Hill, 279; opposition to parking 
lot at Aquarium site, South Boston, 309; sale of land at Hemenway 
st. and Forsyth Way in Fenway to Northeastern University, 317; 
erection of solarium at North End Park, 500 

payment to city of taxes collected by savings banks from mortga- 
gors, 241 

pedestrian lights at Cliff and Warren sts., Ward 12, 153 

Penal Institutions Department: sale of 100 pigs, 5; sale of 150 
pigs, 589 

Piemonte, Coun.: information on pieces of mail sent by Coun. 
Piemonte, 518, 532 

Police Department: appropriation of $17,090.55 from parking meter 
fees for fifteen motorcycles, 176; expenditure of moneys for de- 
partmental purposes without approval of Mayor and Council, 219; 
proposed expenditures in department, 279 

Printing Plant: information on printing and/or binding not done by 
city plant, 307 

Public Works Department: survey of lighting conditions on Cedar 
Grove St., ward 16, 44; footbridge over tracks on Metropolitan ave., 
Hyde Park, 127; removal of "hump" at Maverick sq., 134; con- 
tracts for collection and removal of garbage and refuse, 134, 148; 
new electric lighting on Cambridge St., Allston, 218; loan of 
$1,000,000 for sewerage works, 242; repair of fences in Allston- 
Brighton district by Boston & Albany Railroad Company, 241; 
rescission of order for loan of $1,000,000 for construction of sewerage 
works and new order for issue of $1,000,000 for construction of 
sewerage works, 310; release of bond of Hersey Manufacturing 
Company, 316; extension of Hallet st. over tracks of New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 500; installation of street light 
at Telegraph and Dorchester sts., South Boston, 483; resurfacing 
of Leighton rd., Hyde Park, 506; installation of electric arc lamps 
on Mansurst., Ward 18, 532 

Real Property Department: information re foreclosed parcels of 
real property, 30, 40, 532; parking facility on top of tunnel portion 
of Fitzgerald Highway, 153, 175; transfer of land on Lasell st., 
West Roxbury, to Parks and Recreation Department, 164; ac- 
celerated sale of foreclosed properties, 176, 195, 230; keeping 
historic shrines open on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, 189; 
proposed gift of land at 9 Glenville ave., Allston, for off-street 
parking, 189; directory of departments in City Hall and Annex 
elevators, 175 

sales: 

land at 1548 Columbus ave. to Eliot Motor Company, Inc., 154 
land at Hemenway st. and Forsyth Way in Fenway to Northeastern 

University, 367 
land in South Boston to Gillette Company, 207 
Penal Institutions Department: 100 pigs, 5; 150 pigs, 589 



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Mayor John L>. Hynes, Continued 

messages: 

street lighting: 
Cambridge St., Ward 22, 218 
Cedar Grove si.. Ward 16, 1 1 
Manaurst., Ward is, 532 
relegraph and Dorchester sts., Ward 7. 483 

street resurfacing: Leighton rd., Ward 18, 506 

Sumner Tunnel: one-way traffic during certain hours, 170; ad- 
ditional payment for delay in acquisition, 500; acquisition by Massa- 
chusetts Turnpike Authority, 501 

t;i\ abatements: communication from Law Department clarifying 
certain publicized misinformation, 253, 258; tax information on 
Merchants and Miners Pier, 250; denial of Council request for 
information on certan tax title parcels, 288, 502; tax title properties, 

Traffic Department: installation of traffic signals at General 
William II. Dcvinc Way and Dorchester ave., 117; installation of 
pedestrian lights at Cliff and Warren sts., Ward 12, 153; one way 
in Sumner Tunnel during certain hours, 170; report by Boston 
University on student parking in Back Bay section, 181; traffic 
lights at Centre and Knoll sts., Roslindale, 257; parking for certain 
federal employees on Dorchester ave., 278; appropriation of $13,000 
from parking meter fees for automotive and parking meter equip- 
ment, 524; truck deliveries on "Shoppers' Mall," 556; $5,000 for 
eliantes in meter collection system, 120; $100,000 for 2,500 new 
parking meters, 148; $13,000 for automotive and parking meter 
equipment, 524 
transfers between departmental appropriations: 

Police Department, from Public Works Department, $70,000, from 

Reserve Fund, $42,000 from City Debt Requirements, Interest, 

$48,000, 577 
transfers from parking meter fees: 

Police Department: $17,690 for fifteen motorcycles, 176 

Real Property Department: $25,000 for off-street parking facility 

at 9 Glenville ave., 189 
Redemption of Citv Loans for parking facilities, $460,000, 121; 

order withdrawn, 149; new order for $360,000, 149 
Traffic Department: $5,000 for changes in parking meter collection 

system, 120; $100,000 for 2,500 new parking meters, 149; $13,000 

for automotive and parking meter equipment, 524 
transfers from Parkman Fund: Parks and Recreation Depart- 
ment, $175,000, 120; $2,385.18, 589 

transfers from Reserve Fund: 

Demolition or Restoration of Abandoned or Dilapidated Structures, 

$100,000, 493 
Law Department, Contractual Services, $8,000, 557 
Police Department, $42,000, 577 
transfers of property: 

Franklin Park Zoo from Parks and Recreation Department to 

Metropolitan District Commission, 28 
land at 290 Freeport st. from Parks and Recreation Department to 

Real Property Department, 122 
land on Lasell St., West Roxbury, from Real Property Department 
to Parks and Recreation Department, 164 
Treasury Department: information on tax title properties, 159; 

tax information on Merchants and Miners Pier, 259 
Veterans' Services Department: appropriation of $250,000 for 

veterans' benefits and burials, 297 
veto: acceptance of sec. 2 of Chapter 629 of Acts of 1956 re rights of 

employees and police officers in certain cases, 245 
Welfare Department: closing of Wayfarers' Lodge, 86; conditions 
of housing of Old Age Assistance recipients, 236; loan of $845,000 
for Old Age Assistance and Aid to Dependent Children, 524 
West End Redevelopment: information re parcels of land in area, 196 
withdrawal of appointment of M. Murray Weiss, 562 
notices of absence from the city: 91, 319, 502, 527,583 
reimbursement of employee's claim: Robert F. Curtis, 40, 83 

Maxwell, Very Rev. Joseph R.N. 

resolve extending best wishes of Council, 84 ; communication in reply, 122 

Mayor's Committee on Civic Progress 

proposed meeting between City Council and Executive Committee of 

Committee on Civic Progress, 155 
report on resolution (referred September 30, 1957) requesting study of 

certain financial and civic problems, 155 

McCormack, Attorney General Edward J., Jr. 

congratulations of City Council upon election as Attorney General, 
554, 563 



McCormack, Edward J., Jr., Councillor 

oath of office: 1 

acting chairman: 216 

committee appointments: Appropriations and Finance, Claims 
(Chairman), Executive, Hospitals (Vice Chairman), Licenses, Ordi- i 
nances, Public Housing (Chairman), Public Lands, 9; resignation, 315 j 

committee reports: 

claims: 38, 83. 99, 101, 123, 130, 150, 157, 170, 183, 191, 209, 213, 228, 
231,239, 247, 209, 275,308 

orders: 

acceptance of Chapter 32B of General Laws as inserted in Chapter 700 
of Acts of 1955, 125 (with Coun. Foley) 

acceptance of Senate Bill 646 re transfer of land from city to North- I 
eastern University, 150 

designation of Roger Clapp House in Dorchester as historical site, 156 | 

half holiday on Good Friday, 125 

improvements to play area at Hooker and Seattle sts., 239 

Little League baseball diamonds at Roberts Field playground, 209 

naming of square in honor of deceased veterans: 
John Joseph Daly, 125 
Vincent A. Rema, 126 

new electric lighting on Cambridge st., Allston, 210 

parking for certain federal employees on Dorchester ave., 269 

pedestrian signals at Centre and Knoll sts., Ward 20, 150 (with 
Conns. Hailer and White) 

salary increase for chief inspector and inspectors in Building Depart- 
ment, 125 

towing of motor vehicles and charges levied, 98 

ordinance: 

erection of barriers on excavated land, 173 
recommendation for examination of budget by full membership rather 

than subdivisions of Council, 139 (with Coun. Piemonte) 
resignation as member of City Council, 315 
resolves: 

congratulations of Council to Charlestown Cardinals, 298 (for all the 
Councillors) 

congratulations to coach and members of South Boston High School 
baseball team, 228 (with Couns. Kerrigan and Foley) 

expression of gratitude to Harold Kern and Boston American-Record, 
180 (with all the Councillors) 

greeting to French nation on Bastille Day, 249 

inclusion of Boston Naval Shipyard in submarine construction pro- 
gram, 38 

official cognizance of Roger Clapp House as historic site, 156 

opposition to parking lot at Aquarium site, South Boston, 295 (with 
Couns. Foley and Kerrigan) 

proclamation of "Brotherhood Week," 89 

safety facilities at smaller airports, 295 (with Coun. Foley) 

tribute on sesquicentennial of founding of Catholic Diocese of Boston, 
193 

statements: 

regret of the Council and of himself in loss to the Council by Coun. 

Hailer's resignation, 157 
time-off for personnel who worked on budget in lieu of payment for 

overtime, 144 



McDonald, Rev. William A. 

invocation: 241, 277 

McDonough, Acting Mayor Patrick F. 

messages, communications and orders: 

Auditing Department: unexpended balances of appropriations 
reverting to General Fund, 97; information re personnel expenditures 
for January and February, 1958, and departmental loans of 1955 
and 1956, 105 

Building Department: information re collapse of building on 
Meridian st., East Boston, 113 



McDonough, Patrick F., President 

oath of office: 1 

committee appointment: Executive, 9 

election as President of Council, 4 

orders: 

acceptance of Chapter 565 of 1958 re pension for Alphonse Simon, 504 
acceptance of section 2 of Chapter 629 of Acts of 1956 re rights of cer- 
tain employees and police officers in certain cases, 239 
adoption of temporary Council rules, 5 
amendment to call for state election on November 4, 520 
appearance of Assessor of Taxes before Executive Committee, 528 



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VlcDonough, Patrick F., President, Continued 

orders: 

appearance of Commissioner of Real Property before Executive Com- 
mittee, 247 
call for state election on November 4, 516 
committee to prepare and report rules to govern Council proceedings 

for 1958-1959, 5 
construction of Health and Recreational Building in Fields Corner 

area, 581 
election of James S. Coffey to fill unexpired term of Frederick C. 

Hailer, Jr., resigned, 157 
election of managers of Old South Association in Boston, 29 
engrossment of Council resolution in honor of Richard Cardinal 

Cushing, 560 (for all the Councillors) 
hearing re enactment of ordinance reorganizing the Building Depart- 
ment, 104 
improvements to Little League facilities at Christopher .1. Leo play- 
ground, 161 
legislation favoring Massachusetts Recreation Board, 41 
license for benefit football game for Nazareth Fund, 500 (for all the 

Councillors) 
opinion of Corporation Counsel re powers of Council to summons 

witnesses, etc., 39, 227 
pedestrian lights at Cliff and Warren sts., 137 
photographs for Municipal Register and Council rooms, 41 
preparation of Jury List by City Clerk, 193 
preparation of Municipal Register and pocket edition of Organization 

of City Government, 7 
printing of book entitled "Boston's Streets," 37 
public hearing on proposed contracts for collection of garbage and 

refuse, 173 
reappointment of William J. J. O'Neil as Assistant Clerk of Com- 
mittees, 6 
reference of unfinished business, 5 
report and recommendations on appropriations and tax orders by 

March 24, 82 
reporting and indexing of City Council minutes, 123 
reporting of City Council committee meetings and hearings, 123 
sidewalk installation at Brookvale St., Ward 16, 123 
status of assistant assessors under proposed reorganization of Assessing 

Department, 575 
survey of lighting conditions on 

Burgoyne st., Ward 16, 130 

Cedar Grove St., Ward 16, 41 
suspension of certain sections of General Laws, 517 
temporary appointments in Clerk of Committees' Department: 6, 82, 

114, 150, 188, 228, 243, 324, 516, 500, 593 
ordinance: 

reorganization of Assessing Department, 565 
presentation of gavel to President McDonough, 593 
resolves: 
adjournment of Council in memory of former Governor Paul A. Dever, 

150 (for all the Councillors) 
approval of referendum re Fire Department, 520 
best wishes to Very Reverend Joseph R. N. Maxwell, 84 (for all the 

Councillors) 
congratulations of Council to Boston City Federation of Organizations, 

593 
congratulations to Rev. Terrence L. Connolly, S.J., 313 (with Couns. 

Iannella and White) 
death of Robert S. Sibley, 239 
expression of gratitude to Harold Kern and Boston American-Record, 

180 (with all the Councillors) 
passage of H. B. 2308 re increase in salaries of Boston police officers 

to be paid by Commonwealth, 103 
passage of H. B. 2309 re same salary schedule for Boston police officers 

as for Metropolitan District Commission police, 103 
payment of all expenses of court operations by Commonwealth, 82 
salute to Boys' Club of Boston and Boys' Clubs of America, 123 
statements: 

invitation of University of Massachusetts to attend conference for 

city councillors at University of Massachusetts, 132 
welcome to James S. Coffey as member of Council, 159 
welcome to C YO Group , 529 

welcome to Peter F. Hines as member of Council, 316 
welcome to Mayor Riethmayer and Committeeman Harrie of 

Boulder, Colorado, 570 
welcome to Moon Hong Lee of Seoul, Korea, 574 
welcome to student delegates from schools in Student Government 

Exchange Program, 114 

McDonough, Rev. Walter M. 

invocation: 100 

McLaughlin, Edward F., Jr., Councillor 

oath of office: 1 

committee appointments: Appropriations and Finance, Executive, 
Hospitals (Chairman), Inspection of Prisons (Chairman), Legislative 
Matters (Vice Chairman), Licenses, Ordinances, Public Housing, 
Urban Redevelopment, Rehabilitation and Renewal, 9 



McLaughlin, Edward F., Jr., Councillor, Continued 

committee reports: 

Hospitals: 288, 559 
Inspection of Prisons, 591 

election of Couns. McLaughlin and Piemonte as managers of Old 
South Association, 29, 36 



motion: 

discussion of present status of Equalization Survey, 576, 



'.77 



orders: 

adequate street lighting in South End area, 561 

appeals on issuance of building permits, 554 

appearance of Director of Administrative Services Department and 
chairman of Real Property Department re sale or lease of certain 
suburban off-street parking facilities, 39 

appearance of Hospital Trustees and Director before Hospital Com- 
mittee re hospital cafeteria, 554 

footbridge over tracks on Metropolitan ave., Hyde Park, 103 (with 
Coun. Foley) 

information re amounts returned to general fund and inter-depart- 
mental transfers, 55 

leasing of Peabody Square Fire Station to Dorchester Boys' Club, 529 

naming of intersection in honor of deceased veteran, Elsie E. Davis, 
496, 505, 517 

truck deliveries within "Shopping Mall," 554 

resolves: 

assistance of Boston Municipal Research Bureau on annual budget 

study, 29 (with Coun. Foley) 
construction of second crossing to East Boston, 124 
death of Michael T. Kelleher, 554 (for all the Councillors) 
expression of gratitude to Harold Kern and Boston American-Record, 

180 (with all the Councillors) 
legislation re new municipal court house in Roxbury district, 56S 
passage of U. S. Senate Bill 4035 (Housing Act of 1958), 295 
reduction of length and width of automobiles, 55 

statements: 

Finance Committee report on City Hospital, 559 
Shoppers' Mall, 556 

Merchants and Miners Pier 

orders requesting information on amounts due city on taxes and in- 
terest, 244; remedies available to city for recovery of moneys owed, 
259, 294, 325 

Metropolitan District Commission 

notices of hearings on petitions of Boston Edison Company, 36, 41, 169 
relief for city from inequitable commission costs, 131 
transfer of Franklin Park Zoo from Parks and Recreation Depart- 
ment to commission, 28, 155 

Metropolitan Transit Authority 

continuance of evening service on Charles St. Massachusetts Station 

line, 238 
continuance of Sunday service on Jeffries Point line, 210, 211 
disposal of abandoned MTA properties, 592 
notice from New York Central Railroad re discontinuance of certain 

trains, 319 
notice of cancellation of hearing before Department of Public Utilities, 

177 
notice of granting of petitions by Department of Public Utilities, 

(2) 255, 534 
notice of hearings before Department of Public Utilities: 37, 88, 169, 

213, (2) 238, 290, 513, (2) 533 
opinion of Attorney General re payment of share of MTA deficit 

by residents of certain section, 254 
policy re absorption of Old Colony Railroad service by MTA, 173 
removal of "hump" at Maverick sq., 124, 134, 155 
resolution passed by City of Maiden requesting passenger count by 

MTA to determine use by cities and towns bordering the fourteen 

communities now paying the MTA deficits, 135 
resolve passed by Common Council of Everett re passenger count to 

determine use by outlying cities and towns not paying part of deficit, 

122 
restoration of bus service from Sullivan sq. to Haymarket sq. from 

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 247, 258 
restoration of bus service to Jeffries Point section of East Boston, 

247, 257 
restoration of service in certain sections of city, 270 
revision of MTA deficit assessment formula, 249 
revocation of DPU order re route in Hyde Park district, 590 



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Middlesex and Boston Street Railway Company 

notice of hearing before Department of Public Utilities, 101 

Minor Officers Paid by Fees 

appointments by the Mayor (City Document No. 30), 110, 131 

Milk 

order from State .Milk Control Commission fixing minimum prices in 
Milk Marketing Area No. 17, 503; amendment of order, 590 

Mowatt, Rev. John .1. 
invocation: 245 

Mulhern, Joseph J. 

communication /•<' conveyance of Sumner Tunnel to Port Authority, 

124 
invitations by Council to attend meetings of Executive Committee, 

124, 137 
letter re appearance before Executive Committee in regard to proposed 

transfer of Sumner Tunnel, 137, 194 

Mullowney, Rev. Edward J. 

invocation: 148 
Murphy, Rev. Kenneth B. 

invocation: 251 

Nazareth Fund 

license for football game for benefit of Nazareth Fund, 560 

Needham Transit Company 

notice of hearing before Department of Public Utilities, 273 
petition of Clifford L. Jerauld for license to operate buses from 

Needham to MTA station on Spring St., West Roxbury, 212, 216, 229, 

233 

Neylan, Rev. Quentin 

invocation: 195 

New England Telephone & Telegraph Company 
notice of hearing before State Department of Public Works, 534 

New England Transportation Company 

notice of hearing before Department of Public Utilities, 169 

New York Central Railroad Company 

notices of hearing before Department of Public Utilities: 6, 91, 149, 
273, 311, 319 

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company 

abatements granted by city, 251, 260, 564 

alteration of bridge on Blue Hill ave. over railroad tracks, 149, 319 
extension of Hallet st. over New Haven tracks, 500, 592 
information from Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce re subsidiza- 
tion of Old Colony Branch, 239, 242, 243, 248, 255 
information on future use of South Station terminal or yards, 256, 297 
legislation re Old Colony subsidy plans, 250 

notice of hearing before State Department of Public Works, 311 
policy on absorption of Old Colony Railroad by MTA, 173 
repair of fences along right of way in Allston and Brighton, 217 
withholding payment by city of Old Colony subsidy until payment 
of all taxes due, 497 



Northeastern University 

acceptance of S. B. 646 re transfer of Fenway Park land from city to 
Northeastern University, 150 

proposed limitations on park land if sold to Northeastern University, 
592 

sale of land at Hemenway st. and Forsyth Way in Fenway to North- 
eastern University, 317, 505, 592 



Norton, Rev. Arthur I. 

invocation: 211 



Off=Strect Parking 

appropriations from parking meter fees: 

order for $S70,000 for area on Glenville ave., Allston (referred Febru 
arv 25, 1957), (2) 179; report of Finance Commission (referred 
June 10, 1957), 179; $25,000 for parking space at 9 Glenville ave., 
189, 311; order rejected, 323 

Finance Committee reports re land takings: 

Central and Kilby sts., 172, 191 
Clinton, Fulton, John and Blackstone sts., 526 
Columbia St., 128, 155 

Glenville ave., Allston (referred June 10, 1957), 179, 311, 494 
Hayward pi., 312, (2) 316, 320, 538 
Finance Commission report re parking under Fitzgerald Highway, 

572, 592 
Finance Commission report re purchase of 10-cent per hour parking 
meters, 190, 592 

meter parking in area under Fitzgerald Highway. 131, 153, 175, 560, 
567, 572, 584, 592 
parking facility on top of tunnel portion of Fitzgerald Highway, 131 
present rates charged by city and possible revision, 247 
proposed gift of land on Glenville ave., Allston, 189; report of Finance 
Commission re acceptance, 311; report of Committee on Appropria- 
tions and Finance rejecting gift, 323 
proposed plan to sell or lease certain suburban off-street parking facili- 
ties, 39 
provision in leases for earlier hour on day-rate parking charges, 249 
settlement of claim for land taking at 11-13 Columbia St., 128, 155 



Old South Association in Boston 

election of managers: Conns. McLaughlin and Piemonte, 29, 36 

Ordinances 

amendment to ordinance re fees and charges, 56 

Assessing Department reorganization, 282, 31G; ordinance rejected 

by Council, 514; new draft submitted by Committee on Ordinances, 

515, 563; rejected, 565; new draft, 565, (2) 575, 579; status of assistant 

assessors under proposed new ordinance, 575, 579 
attendance of Corporation Counsel or Assistant Corporation Counsel 

at all Council meetings, 529 
attendance of Assistant Corporation Counsel upon request at all 

Council meetings and all committee meetings, 529 
erection of barriers on excavated land, 173 
fees for automatic amusement devices (passed April 22, 1957); 

vetoed by Mayor May 6, 1957; referred to Executive Committee 

May 6, 1957; placed on file, 155 
fixing fees for certificates issued by Secretary of Beacon Hill Archi- 
tectural Commission, 273, 494 
fixing fees for services of City Clerk re registration of linens, etc., 273, 

298, 489 
fixing fees for services of City Clerk under Uniform Commercial Code, 

272, 298, 489 
increase in salary of Director of Administrative Services Department, 8 
leashing of dogs, 238 
yearly submission to Council of annual list of tax title properties, 312 

Ordinances, Committee on 

members: Couns. Piemonte (Chairman), White (Vice Chairman), Mc- 
Laughlin, McCormack, Hailer, 9; resignation of Conn. Hailer, 156; ? 
appointment of Coun. Coffey as Chairman, 161; resignation of Coun. 
McCormack, 315; appointment of Coun. Hines, 490 

amendment to ordinance re fees and charges, 56 

announcement of meeting, 298 

committee reports: 489, 494, 514, 503, 575 



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Ordinances, Committee on, Continued 

communication from Corporation Counsel re reorganization of 
Assessing Department, 322 

ordinances referred: 8, 173, 238, 272, (2) 273, 282, 312, 512, 516, 529, 
565 

removal of "hump" at tunnel entrance of Maverick sq., 124, 134, 155, 

requested appearance of Corporation Counsel and Finance Commis- 
sion before committee, 316, 320 

requested appearance of Mayor and Finance Commission before com- 
mittee, 312; communication from Finance Commission, 316 

Parking 

adequate parking facilities in future expansion program of educational 

institutions in Boston, 181 
appearance of Real Property Board before Executive Committee re 

parking area under Fitzgerald Highway, 91 
appropriations: $100,000 for 2,500 new parking meters to charge ten 

cents per hour, 148; Finance Commission report on same, 190, 592; 

appropriation of $13,000 for automotive and parking meter equip- 
ment, 524, 580 
book "Boston's Streets" to contain map designating downtown 

parking spaces, 37, 42 
evaluation of mechanical garage parking facilities, 82 
opposition to parking lot at aquarium site, South Boston, 295, 309 
parking and traffic problems caused by cars of Boston University 

students, 325 
parking for certain federal employees on Dorchester ave., 269, 

278, 564 
towing of motor vehicles and charges levied, 98, 584 

Parking Meter Fees 

appropriations: 

Police Department: $17,690.55 for fifteen motorcycles, 176, 313 

Real Property Department: order (referred February 25, 1957) for 
$70,000 for parking area on Glenville ave., (2) 179; order for 
$25,000, 189, 311; order rejected, 323 

Redemption of City Loans: order for $460,000, 121, 179; order with- 
drawn, 149; new order for $360,000, 149, 179 

Traffic Department: changes in parking meter collection system, 
$5,000, 120, 191; 2,500 new parkng meters, $100,000, 148, 190, 
592, 593; automotive and parking meter equipment, $13,000, 524, 
580 

Parkman Fund 

transfers of income to Parks and Recreation Department: $175,000, 
120, 179; $2,385.18, 589 

Parks and Recreation Department 

appointment of Associate Commissioner: Harry J. Blake, 169 

conference re expansion of recreational activities, 235 

designation of Commissioner Frank R. Kelley as member of Massa- 
chusetts Parking Authority, 583 

earmarking for use in Ward 13 and Savin Hill of money paid by Com- 
monwealth taking of Savin Hill recreational facilities, 274, 279, 311 

improvements to Little League facilities at Christopher J. Lee 
playground, 161, 175 

improvements to play area at Hooker and Seattle sts., Ward 22, 
239, 246 

improvements to playgrounds in Brighton-Allston district, 187 

Little League baseball diamonds at Roberts Field Playground, 
Dorchester, 209, 272 

naming of mall on Common or Public Garden in honor of late Park 
Commissioner William P. Long, 37, 44 

naming of recreational area in honor of Cardinal Cushing, 567. 577 

opposition to parking lot at aquarium site, South Boston, 295, 309 

reimbursement of employees' claims: 
Dillon, John F., 226, 232 
Kellev, James J., 121, 150, 533, 567 
McGrath, Francis J., 226, 232 
Sullivan, Joseph W., Jr., 254, 269 

removal of two old piers at North End Park Beach, 160, 323 

sale of land in Fenway to Northeastern University, 317, 505, 592 

solarium at North End Park, 490, 500 

transfer of Franklin Park Zoo to Metropolitan District Commission, 
28, 155 

transfers from Parkman Fund income: $175,000, 120, 179- $2 385 18 
589 



Parks and Recreation Department, Continued 

transfers of property: 

land at 290 Freeport St., Dorchester, to Real Property Department, 

122, 209, 587 
land on Lasell St., West Roxbury, from Real Property Department, 

164, 191 

Penal Institutions Department 

appointment of Commissioner: Edward L. Friel, 169 

appearance of Commissioner and Deer Island employee repre- 
sentatives before Executive Committee, 29, 56 

County Classification and Compensation Plan: amendment to in- 
clude Correction Officer and Locksmith at House of Correction, 211, 
584 

sales: 100 pigs, 5, 29; 150 pigs, 589 



Pensions and Annuities 

acceptance of Chapter 479 of Acts of 1958 authorizing payment of 

pension to Thomas J. Conaty, 274 
acceptance of Chapter 565 of Acts of 1908 re payment of pension to 

Alphonse Simon, 504 

Fire Department, for death of husband: 

Bowen, Lillian, 583 
Casey, Josephine F., 310 
Daly, Sadie O., 519 
Howard, Mabel J., 289 
Kelly, Gertrude J., 513 
Kiley, Bertha M., 54, 150 
Kinsella, Cecilia J., 586 
Lowney, Isabel C, 298, 553 
McCarthy, Barbara V., 209 
McGowan, Elizabeth B., 578 
Manghi, Grace A., 494 
Murphy, Beatrice, 571 
Pendergast, Elizabeth C, 190, 495 
Schiller, Helen V., 36, 131 
Timmins, Margaret E., 177 
Walsh, Catherine T., 268 

Police Department, for death of husband: 

Beckerer, Mabel (referred December 16, 1957), 101 

Cullen, Esther V., 213, 495 

Dorsey, Teresa L., 114 

Dunne, Helen C, 177 

Ennis, Kathleen S., 54, 130 

Gannon, Helen E., 319 

Griffiths, Bessie D., 101 

Heffernan, Olive C, 494 

Jones, Mary A., 310, 519 

Leonard, Ethel M., 563 

McNamara, Edith, 533, 578 

Preston, Mary E., 586 

Williston, Blanche B., 177, 269 
Public Works Department, for death of husband: 

Boylen, Margaret F., 114 
resolve favoring legislation authorizing payment of pension to Alphonse 

Simon, 56 



Piemonte, Gabriel Francis, Councillor 

oath of office: 1 

acting chairman: 128, 309-312 

committee appointments: Appropriations and Finance (Vice Chair- 
man), Claims, Confirmations (Vice Chairman), Executive, Licenses 
(Vice Chairman), Ordinances (Chairman until April 28, 1958), 
Public Housing (Vice Chairman), Public Lands (Chairman), Rules, 
Urban Redevelopment, Rehabilitation and Renewal, 9; Preparation 
of Council Rules for 1958-59, 28; Appropriations and Finance (Chair- 
man), 161, 179 

announcement of committee meetings, 193, 561 

committee reports: 

Appropriations and Finance: 171, 191, 213, 247, 313, 323, 494, 520, 

558, 566, 592 
Committee to Prepare and Report Council Rules for 1958-59, 54 
Licenses: 558 
Public Lands: 155, 191, 209, 228, 323, 495, 517, 592 

election of Conns. Piemonte and McLaughlin as managers of Old 
South Association 29, 36 

motions: 

appearance of Corporation Counsel re participation by state in 
sewer construction program, 489; delay in foreclosure on tax title 
properties, 514 



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Piemonte, Gabriel Francis, Councillor, Continued 

motions: 

appearance of [finance Commission re land takings on Hayward 

PI., (2) 316, 320; reorganization of Assessing Department, 316, 320 
appearance of Police Commissioner re discussion of budget, 240 
appearance of Heal Property Hoard with all data concerning parking 

under Fitzgerald Expressway, 500 
copy of order re abatements to mass transportation railroads and 

list of such abatements to be sent to each member of Legislature, 264 
information from Director of Administrative Services Department 

on uniform methods for income departments, 505 
information from Law Department on suits pending re private 

properties on which city expended money, 294 
information re billing and collecting of moneys by city departments, 

512 
notice of discontinuance of certain trains to Corporation Counsel 

and MTA, 310 
printing of articles by Frances Burns re City Hospital, 570 
remanding eommuncation from Corporation Counsel to Mayor, 259 
remanding to Finance Commission report re off-street parking garage 

at Clinton, Pulton, John and Blackstone sts., 527 
request for information on equalization survey, 573 

orders: 

abatements on tax title properties for past ten years, 581 

abstract of rights and obligations of Heal Property agent respecting 

tax title properties, 290 
accelerated sale of foreclosed properties by Real Property Board, 171 
additional specific information on 1958 budget from civic organiza- 
tions, 137 
appearance of Assessor of Taxes and Corporation Counsel before 

Executive Committee, 251 
appearance of City Collector with tax title information, 296, 299 
appearance of Corporation Counsel before Executive Committee, 519 
appearance of Corporation Counsel re moneys due from Boston Port 

Development Company, 270 
appearance of Maurice Gordon before committees, 489, 498 
appearance of Real Property Board re parking under Fitzgerald 

Highway, 91 
business administrator for City Hospital, 555 
celebration of 150th anniversary of Francis Smith, author of 

"America," 233 
directory of departments in City Hall and Annex elevators, 150 
documenting in narrative form history and service of City Hospital, 

570 
earmarking certain money paid by Commonwealth for recreational 

facilities in Ward 13 and Savin Hill area, 274 
earmarking portion of proposed raise for policemen as reimbursement 

for expenses, 555 
erection of garage on Brookline ave., 150 
federal or state reimbursement on city purchases, 497 
filing of bills by Law Department for consideration by 1959 legislative 

session, 574 
further information from Finance Commission on demolition pro- 
gram, 322 
hearing on group life, accident, hospitalization, medical and surgical 

insurance for city employees, 82 
holding of inquest on Meridian St. fatality, 98 (with Coun. Foley) 
information from Clerk of Municipal Court re docket numbers of 

cases against city for which execution was issued, 520 
information from Law Department re: 

demolition or restoration of abandoned properties, moneys paid, 
abatements, suits brought, etc., 325 

Peterborough St. property held byARC Development Corporation, 
496 

property at 95-99 Union Park st., 497, 521 

tax payments and tax indebtedness of Maurice Gordon, 581 

tax title properties, 338, 490 

taxes due on Merchants and Miners Pier, 325 
information re 

abatements by city over past ten years to railroads and other mass 
transportation systems, 244 

assistance received from state for storm drainage construction and 
legal opinion as to right of city to receive such assistance, 274 

certain tax title parcels, 171 

collapse of building on Meridian St., 97 

demolition of old and unsafe buildings, 114 

foreclosed parcels held by Real Property Department, 529 

foreclosed real property, 29, 156 

future use of South Station Terminal or yards, 256 

moneysdue on tax title properties and amounts canceled, 581 

parcels held in tax title and abatements on moneys due, 187 

pieces of mail sent by Coun. Piemonte, 504 

progress made in collection of rents from tax delinquent proper- 
ties, 307 

studies and plans for proposed garage over South Station, 250 

tax title properties, 156, (2) 239 

unused city lands and buildings, 42 

West End Redevelopment, 180 
intervention by Law Department in Prudential Insurance Company 

foreclosure of mortgages, 313 
issuance of ear stickers to residents of Boston, 98 
legislation re Old Colony subsidy plans, 250 
legislation to authorize building of second crossing to East Boston, 155 



Piemonte, Gabriel Francis, Councillor, Continued 

orders : 

legislation to rescind conveyance of Sumner Tunnel, 150 

list of rentable tax title properties to be furnished Real Property 

Agent, 296 
listing of Law Department of private properties on which city money 

has been expended, 270 
meter parking in Causeway-Traverse St. areas under Fitzgerald 

Highway, 567 
naming of squares in honor of deceased veterans: 

Aleck Aldonis, 520 (for Coun. Coffey) 

John Zelinsky, 520 (for Coun. Coffey) 
off-street parking under Fitzgerald Highway, 131 
opinion re city right to collect for use of properties taken for tax title 

and list of such properties and money received, 274 
opinion re legal remedies available to city for recovery of moneys owed 

on Merchants and Miners pier, 259 
opinion re remedies available to city for recovery of taxes on tax title 

properties, 269 
opinion re remedies available to city to recover money from owners of 

buildings demolished as unsafe or put in safe condition by city, 270 
present status of Fire Code, 581 
present status of West End Redevelopment, 522 
princint of article by Senator Kennedy in City Record, 233 
printing of articles by Frances Burns re City Hospital, 567, 581 
procedure on apportionment of real estate taxes, 489 
progress report from Corporation Counsel re tax delinquent properties, 

555 
protection of city's claims on tax title properties by Law Department, 

156 
provision for earlier hour on day rate parking charges in leases, 249 
removal of "hump" at Maverick sq., 124 
report of Finance Commission re land taking for off-street parking on 

Hayward pi., 312 
request for financial! nformation from Hospital Department, 180 
request that Corporation Counsel draft amendment to ordinance 

reorganizing Assessing Department, 547 
request that Hospital Trustees refrain from printing in booklet form 

articles by Frances Burns, 570 
routing Sumner Tunnel traffic one-way during certain hours, 156 
solarium at North End Park, 490 

study by Planning Board of certain Northern Ave. property, 504 
survey of buildings in Howard St.-Scollay Sep area, 229 
survey of present system of billing and collection of moneys by city 

departments, 489 
tax information on Merchants and Miners Pier, 244 
tax information on property at 24-26 Linwood St., Roxbnry, 594 
withholding payment by city of Old Colony subsidy until payment of 

all its taxes due, 497 

ordinance: 

submission to Council of annual list of tax title properties, 312 

recommendation as member of Committee on Appropriations and 
Finance for examination of budget by full membership rather than 
subdivisions of Council, 139 (with Coun. McCormack) 

resolves: 

adequate parking facilities for staff and pupils in future expansion 

programs of educational institutions in Boston, 181 
banking institutions requested to turn over tax payments monthly to 

Collector-Treasurer, 187 
book "Boston's Streets" to contain map showing downtown parking 

spaces, 37, 42 
certified public audits of city departments, 156 
commendation of Tom Yawkey and Boston Red Sox, 150 
congratulations to publishers and staff of Christian Science Monitor, 

227 
copies of future budget work sheets, 133 

expenditures for electrical and elevator facilities at Police Head- 
quarters, 256 
expression of gratitude to Harold Kern and Boston American-Record, 

180 (with all the Councillors) 
keeping historic shrines open on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, 161 
obligatory visits by high school students to City Council and State 

Legislature, 555 
opposition to proposed curtailment of Boston and Hingham Navy 

Yards, 594 
parking and traffic problems caused by Boston University students, 325 
relief for city from inequitable Metropolitan District Commission 

costs, 131 
screening of budgetary requests for possible federal contributions or 

grants, 37 
study of services rendered by City Hospital, 89 

suggestions on budget from civic organizations and individuals, 56, 171 
welcome to Italian naval training ship, "Raimondo Montecuceoli 

295 (for all the Councillors) 

statements: 

dissent from action taken by Committee on Appropriations and 
Finance on Paving Department and Sewer Division, 144 

enactment into law of bill re employees of Boston Redevelopment 
Authority, 271 

Police Department budget, 243 



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Piemonte, Gabriel Francis, Councillor, Coiitinued 

statements: 

Prudential Insurance Company development, 125 
Shoppers' Mall, 556 

summons by Law Department for Maurice Gordon to appear before 
Committee on Appropriations and Finance, 498 

Piscitelli, Rev. Vincent J. 

invocation: 230 



Police Department 

acceptance of section 2 of Chapter 629 of Acts of 1956 re rights of 
certain employees and police officers in certain cases, 239; veto by the 
Mayor, 245, 246, 584 

appearance of Commissioner before Executive Committee to discuss 
budget, 240; to discuss acceptance of section 2 of Chapter 629 of Acts 
of 1956, (2) 246 

appointment of Capt. Francis W. Russell as Keeper of the Lockup, 
178 

appropriations: $17,690.55 from parking meter fees for fifteen motor- 
cycles, 176, 313; supplemental appropriation, 243, 248 

communication from West Roxbury Citizens Association suggesting 
economy measures in department, 89, 171 

congratulations of Council to Boston police officers, 235 

earmarking portion of proposed raise for policemen as reimburse- 
ment for expenses, 555 

expenditures for electrical and elevator facilities at Police Head- 
quarters, 256; non-approval by City Auditor, 279 

increase in number of female police officers, 295, 322 

opinion of Corporation Counsel re power of expenditure of moneys 
by department without approval of Mayor and Council, 194, 212, 219 

opinions of Henry E. Foley and Robert Cutler re expenditures and 
contracts of Police Department, 220, 224 

opinion of Attorney General Dana Malone re expenditures by de- 
partment, 225 

order re delay of three days before tagging cars, 89, 155 

order re legislation to place police officers on same salary schedule as 
those of Metropolitan District Commission, 103, 584 

parking for certain Federal employees on Dorchester ave., 209, 278 

pensions for death of husband: 

Becherer, Mabel (referred December 16, 1957), 101 

Cullen, Esther V., 213, 495 

Dorsey, Teresa L., 114 

Dunne, Helen C, 177 

Ennis, Kathleen S., 54, 130 

Gannon, Helen E., 319 

Griffiths, Bessie D., 101 

Heffernan, Olive C, 494 

Jones, Mary A., 310, 519 

Leonard, Ethel M., 563 

McNamara, Edith, 533, 578 

Preston, Mary E., 586 

Williston, Blanche B., 269 V 

reimbursement of employees' claims: 

Bresnahan, John C, 121, 150 
Brooks, Francis D., 28, 38 
Curtis, Paul B., 88, 99 
Dumas, Eugene W., 36, 83 
Dunn, Stephen A., 28, 38 
Gillis, Walter J., 533, 580 
Haught, Francis J., 149, 157 
Healy, Maurice J., 121, 150 
Lowell, Donald D., 36 
Magee, John L., 128 
Mazares, Gregory, 230, 239 
McCarthy, Thomas J., 40, 83 
Morrison, Hugh R., 121 
Murphy, Arthur J., 121 
Neary, Vincent P., 88, 99 
O'Brien, William J., 101 
O'Hara, James E., 121, 150 
Pirello, Joseph, 36, 83 
Ranucci, Thomas V., 28, 38 
Robinson, Kenneth H., 533, 581 
Silva, Edward J., (2) 36, (2) 83 
Skane, Edward D., 36, 83 
Sullivan, Francis A., 36, 83 
Sullivan, Francis P., 237, 247 
Westhoff, Stephen J., (2) 182, (2) 191 

report on order (referred December 16, 1957) re consolidation of 

Stations 13 and 17, 155 
resolve approving passage of legislation re payment of pension to 

Thomas J. Conaty, 115 



Police Department, Continued 

statements by Councillors re Police Department budget, 243 
supplemental appropriations for Police Department, 243, 246, 584 
transfers from other departments: Public Works Department, 

$70,000; Reserve Fund, $42,000; City Debt Requirements, Interest, 

$48,000, 578 

Pope Pius XII 

postponement of meeting to permit attendance of Council members 
at solemn pontifical mass of Requiem, 50G 

Port of Boston Commission 

invitation to Mr. Lang to attend Executive Committee re proposed 
transfer of Sumner Tunnel to Massachusetts Port Authority, 137 



Powers, Rev. Albert J. 

invocation: 585, 589 



Printing Plant 

information on printing and/or binding not done by city plant, 244, 
256, 209, 307, 483, 584 



Prudential Insurance Company 

order re intervention by Law Department 'c foreclosure by company of 

mortgage, 313 
statement by Coun. Piemonte re Prudential development, 125 



Public Audits 

order re certified public audits of city departments, 156, 179 

Public Celebrations 

celebration of one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Francis Smith, 

author of "America," 233 
Council congratulations to Ralph Granara, Assistant Director of 

Public Celebrations, 187 

Public Housing, Committee on 

members: Couns. McCormaek (Chairman), Piemonte (Vice Chairman), 
McLaughlin, Hailer, White, 9; resignation of Coun. Hailer, 156; ap- 
pointment of Coun. Coffey, 161; resignation of Coun. McCormaek, 
315; appointment of Coun. Hines as Chairman, 490 

Public Improvement Commission 

naming of squares in honor of deceased veterans: 164, 523, 547, 557 
sale of land in South Boston to Gillette Company, 207 

Public Lands, Committee on 

members: Couns. Piemonte (Chairman), Iannella (Vice Chairman), 
Foley, Hailer, McCormaek, 9; resignation of Coun. Hailer, 156; 
appointment of Coun. Coffey, 161; resignation of Coun. McCormaek, 
315; appointment of Coun. Hines, 490 

committee reports: 

Public Lands, 155, 191, 209, 228, 323, 495, 517, 592 
announcement of hearing on proposed sale of Fenway Park land to 

Northeastern University, 505 
matters referred: 122, 154, 160, 164, 172, 207, 208, (2) 231, 282, 317, 500 
motion to discharge committee from further consideration of order re 

sale of land to Northeastern University, 592 
transfer of Franklin Park Zoo to Metropolitan District Commission, 

28, 155 

Public Safety Commission 

transcript of hearing held by committee for City Council, 560, 563 



PUBLIC 



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RESERVE 



Public Services and Recreation, Committee on 

members: Conns. Foley (Chairman), White (Vice Chairman), Hailer, 
[annella, Kerrigan, 9j resignation of Coun. Hailer, 156; appointment 
of Coun. Coffey, 161 

committee report: .">;>.'! 

hearing re delay in payment to city employees of accumulated overtime 
pay, 503 

matters referred: 83, OS, 583 



Public Works Department 

appointment of Commissioner: Robert P. Shea, 154 

attendance of Commissioner H.vland at Executive Committee 

hearing re transfer of Sumner Tunnel to Massachusetts Port Authority, 

137 
Boston & Albany Railroad: repair of fences in Allston-Brighton dis- 
trict, 241 
contracts for collection and disposal of garbage and refuse: 

M. DeMatteo Company, 134 

Dooley Brothers, Inc., 148, (2) 152, 173, 194 
Council resolve expressing regret at resignation of Commissioner 

llyland. 147 
extension of Hallet st. over New York, New Haven and Hartford 

Railroad tracks, 500, 592 
Finance Commission report re purchase and usage of copper tubing, 

534 
footbridge over tracks on Metropolitan ave., Hyde Park, 103, 127 
Hersey Manufacturing Company: release of bond, 316 
information on unused city lands and buildings, 00 
loans: $1,000,000 for sewerage works, 242, 247, 269; rescission of order 

passed July 28 and new order for $1,000,000 for sewerage works, 310, 

(2) 492; approved by Emergency Finance Board, 488 
pension for death of husband: Margaret F. Boylan, 114 
printing of book "Boston's Streets" with map showing historic sites 

and downtown parking spaces, 37, 42 
public hearing on proposed contract with Doolcy Brothers, Inc. for 

collection of garbage and refuse, 174 

reimbursement of employees' claims: 

Brady, James F., 209, 213 

Brown, Harold J., 128 

Burke, Joseph L., 128 135, 150 

Campo, Gregory, 318, 490 

Coleman, John J. (referred December 30, 1957), 38 

Conlan, Thomas J., 128 

Corrado, Anthony, 176, 183 

Cutler, James II., 88, 99 

DiBattista, Frank, 40, 83 

Geanacopoulos, Thomas, 121 

Hatch, Lawrence T., 121 

Lucas, John E., 135 

Lucey, William C, 135, 150 

Lynch, James J., 190, 209 

O'Donnell, James E., 161, 170 

Prior, Lawrence T., 36 

Rosher, William H., 268, 490 

Stein, John J., 128 

Waters, George F., 226 

removal of "hump" at Maverick sq., 124, 134, 155 

sale of land at 1548 Columbus ave. to Eliot Motor Company, Inc., 154; 
order rejected, 517 

sidewalk installation: Brookvale st., Ward 16, 123 

statement by Coun. Hailer re conference with Mayor re proposed re- 
ductions in garbage and refuse contracts, 137 

street lighting orders: 

Burgoyne St., Ward 16, 130 

Cambridge St., Ward 22, 210, 218 

Cedar Grove 6t., Ward 16, 41, 44 

Mansur st., Ward 18, 496, 532 

South End area, 561 

Telegraph and Dorchester sts., Ward 7, 299, 483 

street resurfacing: 

Leighton rd., Ward 18, 482, 500 
street resurfacing and sidewalk installation: 

Drury rd., Ward 18, 482 

transfer to other departmental appropriations: Police Department 
$70,000, 578 



Quinn, J. Henry 

visit to Council of J. Henry Quinn, City Councillor of New Bedford, 245 



Quinn, State Representative Robert H. 

dredging of mooring basin in Dorchester Bay, 207, 231, 495 

Railway Express Agency, Inc. 

notice of hearing before Department of Public Utilities, 503 



Real Property Department 

appointment of Associate Commissioner: William F. Keeslcr, 109 ' 
abstract of rights and obligations of Real Property Agent respecting 

tax title properties, 296 
accelerated sale of foreclosed properties, 171, 176, 195, 230 
appearance of Chairman before Executive Committee re proposed 

plan to sell or lease certain suburban off-street parking facilities, 39, 
584 

present rates charged for parking and possible revision, 247 

accelerated sale of foreclosed properties, 230 
appearance of Board before Executive Committee re parking area 

under Fitzgerald Highway, 91, 560 
appropriations from Parking Meter Fees: parking area on Glenvillc 

ave., Allston (order referred February 24, 1957), $70,000, (2) 179; 
order for $25,000, 189, 311; order rejected, 323 
directory of departments in City Hall and Annex elevators, 156, 175 
evaluation of mechanical garage parking facilities, 82 
Finance Commission reports: 

cleaning of city-owned property, 177, 592 

land takings; 

Central and Kilby sts., 172, 191 

Columbia st., 128, 155 

Hayward pi., 312, (2) 310, 320, 538 

meter parking under Fitzgerald Highway, 572 

off-street parking garage at Clinton, Fulton, John and Blackstoue sts., 
526 
gift of land at 9 Glenvillc ave. by Allston Board of Trade for off-street 

parking, 179, 189, 311; order accepting gift rejected, 323 
information on foreclosed real property, 29, 30, 40, 529, 533 
information on unused lands and buildings, 01 
keeping historic shrines open on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, . 

101, 189 
list of occupied or rentable tax title properties, 296 

meter parking in Causeway-Traverse st. area under Fitzerald High- 
way, 567, 587; Finance Commission report, 572 
parking facility on top of tunnel portion of Fitzgerald Highway, 131, 

"153, 175 
proposed erection of garage on Brookline ave., 150 
provisions for earlier hour on day-rate parking charges in leases, 249 

redemption of city loans for off-street parking facilities: order for 
$460,000 from parking meter fees, 121, 179; new order passed for 
$360,000, 149, 179 
settlement for land taking for off-street parking on Columbia st., 128 , 
transfers of property: 

land at 290 Freeport st., Dorchester, from Parks and Recreation De- 
partment, 122, 209, 587; resolve proposing sale to Bay State Boat j 
Company, 593 
land on Lasell St., West Roxbury, to Parks and Recreation Depart- 
ment, 164, 191 



Reimbursement of Employees' Claims 

Fire Department: (2) 99, (2) 123, (3) 150, (2) 170, 210, 213, 239, 247, 
490, (2) 553, (3) 580 

Health Department: 183, 490, 553 

Mayor's Office: 83 

Parks and Recreation Department: 150, (2) 232, 269, 533, 567 

Police Department: (3) 38, (7) 83, 99, (3) 150, 158, (2) 191, 239, (2) 580a 

Public Works Department: 38, 83, 99, (2) 150, 170, 184, 210, 213, (2) 
490 



Reserve Fund 

transfers from Reserve Fund: 

Demolition or Restoration of Abandoned or Dilapidated Structures, 

$100,000, 493, 498, 520 
Law Department, Contractual Services, $8,000, 557 
Police Department, $42,000, 577 



RESIGNATIONS 



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SOUTH 



Resignations 

Most Rev. Richard J. dishing, Trustee of Public Library, 527 

Frederick C. Hailer, City Councillor, 156 

George P. Hyland, Public Works Commissioner, 147, 154 

Edward J. McCormack, City Councillor, 315 

Glenwood J. Sherrard, member of Public Health Council, 242 

Retirements 

Thomas G. Davis, first assistant probation officer, Boston Municipal 

Court, 28, 38 
Henry J. Murphy, court officer, Superior Court for Criminal Business, 

246, 255 
William H. Murray, probation officer, Roxbury Municipal Court, 488, 

495 

Rice Post No. 28 

resolve approving legislation re conveyance of land now under control 
of Parks and Recreation Department to Post, 29 

Roger Clapp House 

designation of Roger Clapp House in Dorchester as historical site, (2) 
156 

Rules, Committee on 

members: Couns. Kerrigan (Chairman) , White (Vice Chairman), 

Iannella, Foley, Piemonte, 9 
amendment to Rule 34 of Council Rules, (2) 56, 152 
appointment of committee to prepare rules for City Council for 1958- 

1959: Couns. Piemonte, White and Iannella, 28; committee report, 
54, 56 

committee report: 152 
matters referred: 88, 101, 226, 581 
proposed repeal of Rule 32, 581 

rules for conduct of hearings where power to summon witnesses and 
administer oaths is exercised, 54, 5G 

Salada=Shirriff=Horsey, Inc. 

petition for license to maintain solid fill in tidal creek off Dorchester 
Bay, 208 

Sales 

accelerated sales of foreclosed properties bv Real Property Depart- 
ment, 171, 176, 195 

land at 1548 Columbus ave. to Eliot Motor Company, Inc., 154; order 
rejected, 517 

land at Hemenway st. and Forsyth Way in Fenway by Parks and 
Recreation Department to Northeastern University, 317, 505, 592 

land in South Boston to Gillette Company, 207, 228, 238 

resolve proposing sale of land at 290 Freeport st. to Bay State Boat 
Company, 593 

surplus pigs by Penal Institutions Department, 5, 29, 589 

Savings Banks Association of Massachusetts 

communication re payment to city of taxes collected by savings banks 

from mortgagors, 241, 584 
monthly payments to city of taxes collected by savings banks from 

mortgagors, 187 

request that executive secretary of association appear before Executive 
Committee, 242 



Savio, Rev. Louis 

invocation : 297 



School Committee 

members: 

George F. Hurley, Chairman 
John P. McMorrow 
John P. Regan 
Madeleine L. Reilly 
John P. Tierney, Jr. 



School Committee, Continued 

additional appropriation of $7,505,714, 181, 213 

certification of election of School Committee members for 1958-1959, 1 

communication from William J. Reid thanking Council for coopera- 
tion in Student Exchange program, 137 

consideration by Legislature of petition of Permanent School Pension 
Fund Association, 500 

election of Daniel J. O'Connell, Jr., to Board of Trustees of Perma- 
nent School Pension Fund, 212 

list of unused school buildings and land, 87 

location of new technical high school near William Morrissey 
Boulevard, 83 

oaths of office, 1 

obligatory visits by high school students to City Council and State 
Legislature, 555 

reimbursement of employee's claim: William II. McKendry, 128 

resolve favoring legislation re increased pensions payable under Perma- 
nent School Pension F'und in Boston, 98 

sections 23A and 23B of Chapter 39 of General Laws re meetings of 
City Councils, School Committees, Boards and Commissions, 573, 584 

Shea, Rt. Rev. Albert J. 

invocation : 159 
Shellfish 

applications for permits: 0, 82, 88, 101, 111, 122, 101, 190, 209, 230 

238, 268, 289, 310, 319, 520, 533, 583 
permits granted: 84, 89, 104, 129, 233, 298, 313, 553, 503 

"Shoppers' Mall" 

statements by Couns. Piemonte and McLaughlin re Mall, 550 
truck deliveries on "Shoppers' Mall," 554, 556 

Short Line, Inc. 

notice of hearing before Department of Public Utilities, 109 

Sick Leave Rules and Regulations 

inquiry by Labor Management Committee into uniformity of 
sick leave rules and regulations throughout city departments, 37 

Simonelli, Angelo 

resolution re legislation for reinstatement of Angelo Simonelli as Boston 
Housing Authority employee for retirement purposes, 325, 492 

Sinking Funds, Board of Commissioners of 

appointment of Commissioners: 

Robert D. Patterson, 169 
Daniel Weisberg, 169 
borrowing capacity of the city within debt limit for year 1958, 
$12,718,211.47, 118 



Smith, Rev. Ignatius E. 

invocation: 43 

Smith, Rev. Robert D. 

invocation: 309 



Southeast Expressway 

notice from State Department of Public Works of layout and order of 
taking of altered location of section of Southeast Expressway, 6 

South Station Area, Special Committee on 

appointment of members by Mayor: 

William Arthur Reilly, Chairman, 255 
Harold Hodgkinson, 255 
T. Joseph O'Connor, 255 
T. Joseph Regan, 255 
Arthur Wilcox, 255 



SPEED 



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TAX 



Speed Regulations of Motor Vehicles 

notices from State Department of Public Works re speed regulation on 
Cambridge st., Brighton, 51 
ll\do Park ave., Hyde Park, 54 
Western ave., Brighton, 54 



Statc=Boston Retirement System 

resolve favoring passage of bill re State-Boston Retirement System, 55 

State Election 

call for state election on November 4, 51G 

suspension of certain sections of General Laws as to questions to be 
voted upon, 517 

Strassfeld, Rabbi Meyer J. 
invocation: 105 

Streets, Squares and Circles 

improvement orders passed: 

Brookvale st., Ward 16: install sidewalks, 123 

Burgoyne st., Ward 10: survey lighting conditions between Elmer id. 

and Ashmont st., 130 
Cambridge St., Wards 21-22: regulation of motor vehicles, 54; new 

electric street lighting, 210, 218 
Cedar Grove st., Ward 16: survey lighting condition, 41, 44 
Centre st., Ward 20: install pedestrian signals at Knoll st., 150, 257 
Cliff St., Ward 12: install pedestrian signals at Warren st., 137, 153 
Day (William J.) Boulevard, Ward : proposed zoning of land on 

waterside for residential and park use only, 194 
Drury rd., Ward 18: resurface and install sidewalks, 482 
General William II. Devine Way, Ward 7: install traffic signals at 

Dorchester ave., 103, 117 
Ilallet St., Ward 16: extend street over tracks of New York, New 

Haven and Hartford Railroad, 500, 592 
Hooker st., Ward 22: advisability of stopping heavy trucking over 

street, 587 
Hyde Park ave., Wards 18-19: regulation of speed of motor vehicles, 54 
Leighton rd.. Ward 18: resurface, 482, 506 
Mansur st., Ward 18: install electric arc lamps, 496, 532 
Maverick sq., Ward 1: removal of "hump" in square, 124, 134, 155 
Metropolitan ave., Ward 18: footbridge over railroad tracks, 103, 127 
Morrissey (William J.) Boulevard, Ward 7: proposed zoning of land 

on waterside for residential and park use only, 194 
Telegraph st., Ward 7: installation of street light at Dorchester st., 

299, 483 
Washington St., State Highway: establishment of speed limits in 

Boston and Dedham, 319 
Western ave., Ward 22: regulation of speed of motor vehicles, 54 

naming of squares in honor of deceased veterans: 

Belgrade ave. and Washington St., Ward 20: Elsie E. Davis, 496; 

order rescinded, 505; Belgrade ave. and Birch St., 505; order 

rescinded, 517 
Burney and Tremont sts., Ward 10: John Joseph Daly, 125, 164 
Harvard St. and Franklin Hill ave., Ward 14: Hyman Hill, 217, 523 
Holton and Antwerp sts., Ward 22: John J. Templeton, 324, 523 
Iroquois and Calumet sts., Ward 10: John J. Burke, 496, 523 
Lake and Washington sts., Ward 22: Aleck Aldonis, 520, 557 
Market and Centola sts., Ward 22: Victor J. L. Centola, 324, 523 
Market and Lincoln sts., Ward 22: Felix Wencis, 324, 523 
Oswald and Hillside sts., Ward 10: Vincent A. Renna, 126, 164 
Poplar and South sts., Ward 20: Elsie E. Davis, 517, 523 
Portsmouth and Lincoln sts., Ward 22: John Zelnsky, 520, 557 
Western ave. and Mackin st., Ward 22: Joseph H. Legee, 324, 523 
Western ave. and Richardson st., Ward 22: Peter J. Webber, 324, 523 



Suffolk County 

Classification and Compensation Plans: 

compensation grade for Court Officers in various courts, 160, 179; 
compensation grade of Chief Court Officer, Roxbury District Court, 
189, 194; review of grade allocations of county employees, 244, 248, 
279, 290, 583; grade allocations of Deer Island and jail employees, 
248, 279, 290 

Council resolve favoring passage of legislation for new municipal 
courthouse in Roxbury District, 568 

East Boston District Court: holding of inquest on Meridian st. fatality, 
98 

Municipal Court: information re docket numbers of cases against 
city for which execution was issued, 520, 540 



Suffolk County, Continued 

retirements: 

Thomas G. Davis, first assistant probation officer, Boston Municipal 

Court, 28, 38 
Henry J. Murphy, court officer, Superior Court for Criminal Business, 

2 16, 255 
William H. Murray, probation officer, Roxbury Municipal Court, 
488, 495 
Superior Court: new Rule 10 re assignment of counsel in non-capital 

felony cases, 231 
Supreme Judicial Court: notice of reassignment of John C. Leggat on 
Administrative Committee, 502; notice of assignment of judges, 502 

Sullivan, Rev. Francis P. 

invocation: 60 



Sullivan, Very Rev. Hilary 
invocation: 189 

Sumner Tunnel 

borrowing outside debt limit for second crossing to East Boston, 155 
communication from Joseph J. Mulhern re conveyance of tunnel 

to Port Authority, 124, 137 
exclusion of Sumner Tunnel from Massachusetts Port Authority, 155 
hearing re construction of second crossing of harbor to East Boston, 124 
invitation to various people to attend Executive Committee meet- 
ing re proposed transfer of Sumner Tunnel to Massachusetts Port 
Authority, 137 
legislative status of H. B. 2136 re additional compensation for delay in 
acquisition of tunnel, 124; communication from Law Department re 
transfer to Port Authority, 500 
one-way traffic in Sumner Tunnel and proposed new tunnel, 155, 176 
order favoring passase of H. B. 2136 re compensation for delay in 

transfer of tunnel, 104, 124, 500, 584 
order re legislation to rescind conveyance of Sumner Tunnel, 156, 564 
routing tunnel traffic one way during certain hours, 156 
transfer of tunnel to Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, 501, 521 

Survey of Howard St. and Scollay Sq. Area 

survey to determine if health or building hazards exist, 229, 278, 313 

Tax Abatements 

abatements granted in 1958 and names of attorneys representing 
such property owners, 555 

abatements on tax title properties during past ten years, 581 

communication from Corporation Counsel re certain tax abate- 
ments, 253 

order re investigation of tax abatements by Finance Commission, 299. 1 
311, 535 

Tax Payments 

information from Law Department re taxes paid and amounts dm 

from Maurice Gordon, 581 
order re appointment of committee to study processing of certain lega 

matters re collection of taxes, 312, 565 

Tax Takings 

notice from ColIector»Treasurer of tax takings on July 30, 1958 
415; on October 1, 1958, 480 

Tax Title Loan 

amended vote of Emergency Finance Board re rate of interest oi 
Tax Title Loan due October 3, 1958, 494 

Tax Title Properties 

abatements on tax title properties for past ten years, 581 

abstract of rights and obligations of Real Property Agent respectinj 

tax title properties, 296 
accelerated sale of foreclosed properties by Real Property Board, 17! 



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URBAN 



Tax Title Properties, Continued 

appearance of City Collector and Corporation Counsel before 
Council with tax title information, 296, 299, 323 

denial by Mayor of Council request for certain information, 288, 592 

information from Law Department on tax title properties, abate- 
ments, part payments, foreclosures, suits, 338, 496, 513, 519 

information on foreclosed parcels held by Real Property Depart- 
ment, 529, 532 

information on moneys due and amounts canceled, 187, 581 

information re progress made in rent collections from tax title prop- 
erties, 307 

information re tax title properties, 29, 156, 159, 171, 187, 237, (2) 239 

information re total assessed valuation of tax title properties held' 
29, 30, 40 

list by street and number of parcels held, amounts abated and dates of 
abatements, (2) 239 

list by ward and street number of all parcels held as of January 1 , 1958, 
171 

list of tax title properties which are rentable, 296 

opinion of Law Department re legal remedies available to city on 
merchants and Miners Pier, 259; on tax title properties, 269, 291 

ordinance re yearly submission to Council of list of tax title properties, 
312 

progress report from Law Department as to delinquent properties, 555 

protection of city's claims by Law Department, 156 

rights of city to collect rents from property under tax title, 274, 592 



Traffic Commission 

appointment of Traffic Commissioner: Timothy Joseph O'Connor, 6 
advisability of stopping heavy trucking over Hooker st., Allston, 587 
appropriations from parking meter fees: changes in meter collection 

system, $5,000, 120, 191; 2,500 new parking meters, $100,000, 148, 

190, 592, 593; automotive and parking meter equipment, $13,000, 

524, 580 
check by Commission as to observance of routes licensed in jitney 

permits, 554 

installation of pedestrian lights: 

Centre and Knoll sts, Ward 20, 150, 257 
Cliff and Warren sts., Ward 12, 137, 153 

installation of traffic signals: 

General William H. Devine Way and Dorchester ave., Ward 7, 103, 117 
issuance of car stickers to residents of Boston, 98 
order re delay of three days before tagging cars, 89, 155 
parking for certain Federal employees on Dorchester ave., 209, 278 
reimbursement of employee's claim: 

Emory J. Davis, Jr., 9 
routing Sumner Tunnel traffic one way during certain hours, 156, 176 
steps taken by Boston University to relieve traffic problem caused by 

student parking, 150, 181 
truck deliveries within "Shopping Mall," 554, 556 



Transfers between Departmental Appropriations 

City Debt Requirements, Interest, $18,000 to Police Department, 
577 

order asking information from City Auditor re interdepartmental 
transfers of funds, 55, 91, 97, 171 

Police Department: $70,000 from Public Works Department, 577; 
$42,000 from Reserve Fund, 577; $48,000 from City Debt Require- 
ments, Interest, 577 

Public Works Department: Personal Services, $70,000 to Police 
Department, 577 

Reserve Fund: $42,000 to Police Department, 577 



Transfers from Parking Meter Fees 

Police Department: $17,090.55 for fifteen motorcycles, 170, 313 

Real Property Department: order (referred February 25, 1957) for 
$70,000 for parking area on Glenville ave., (2) 179; order for $25,000, 
189, 311; order rejected, 323 

Redemption of City Loans for acquisition of off-street parking areas 
and facilities: order for $460,000, 121, 179; order withdrawn, 149; 
new order for $360,000, 149, 179 

Traffic Commission: changes in meter collection system, $5,000, 120, 
191; 25,000 new parking meters, $100,000, 148, 190, 592, 593; auto- 
motive and parking meter equipment, .$13,000, 524, 580 



Transfers from Parkman Fund Income 

Parks and Recreation Department: $175,000, 120, 179; $2,385.18, 589 

Transfers from Reserve Fund 

Demolition or Restoration of Abandoned or Dilapidated struc- 
tures, $100,000, 493, 498, 520 
Law Department, Contractual Services, $8,000, 557 
Police Department, $42,000, 577 

Transfers of Property 

Franklin Park Zoo from Parks and Recreation Department to Metro- 
politan District Commission, 28, 155 

land at 290 Freeport st., Dorchester, from Parks and Recreation 
Department to Real Property Department, 122, 209, 587; resolve 
proposing sale to Bay State Boat Company, 593 

land on Lasell st., West Roxbury, from Real Property -Department 
to Parks and Recreation Department, 104, 191 

Transit Bus Lines, Inc. 

petition to operate motor vehicles, 177, 216, 229, 246 

Treasury Department 

appointment of members of Sinking Funds Commission: 

Robert D. Paterson, 169 

Daniel Weisberg, 169 
appointment of Second Assistant Collcctor=Trcasurcr: William L. 

Dowling, 552 
information on pieces of mail sent by Coun. Piemonte, 504, 518 
information on tax title properties, 159 
tax information on Merchants and Miners Pier, 244, 259 

Troiano, Rev. Donato 
invocation: 9 

United States Conference of Mayors 

notice of change of location of annual conference from New Orleans 
to Miami Beach, 269 

United States Army Engineers Division 

notice of hearing on navigation improvements in Dorchester Bay and 
Neponset River, 578 . 

United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co. 
release of bond: 317 



United States Navy 

Council resolution opposing proposed curtailment of Boston and 

Hingham Navy Yards, 594 
proposed acquisition of property held by U. S. Navy by Boston 

Redevelopment Authority, 98, 550 



Urban Redevelopment, Rehabilitation and Renewal 
Committee 

members: Conns. Iannella (Chairman), Hailer (Vice Chairman), 
Piemonte, White, McLaughlin, 9; resignation of Coun. Hailer, 156; 
appointment of Coun. Coffey as Vice Chairman, 161 

appearance of Boston Redevelopment Authority before committee, 
55, 254, 522 

information on payments by Authority for properties taken in 
West End, 180 

information on West End redevelopment, 171, 176, 180, 196, 207 

order re review of plans for urban redevelopment with Boston Redevel- 
opment Authority and City Planning Board, 270 

resolve re additional funds for urban renewal and expediting of pro- 
gram, 89 



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ZONING 



Vandergrift, Alexander A. 
designation of Vugust <>, 1958 as " Alexander A. VaDdergrift Day," 17:; 

Veterans' Sen ices Department 

appropriation: <-'.">0,000 for Current Cliargos mid Obligations, 2!>7, 313 

\ oting Precincts 

notice from Board of Election Commissioners of changes in pre- 
cincts, 586 

printing of changes in Wards 9, 19 and 22 as City Document No. 41, 
587 

Welfare Department 

appointment of Overseers of Public Welfare: 
James F. Bowers, 109 
Beulali S. Hester, 109 
Ida M. Kalin, 169 

.lames S. Maloof, 169 
analysis by City Planning Board of department's report on housing 

needs of the elderly, 280 
closing of Wayfarers' Lodge, SO. 171 

conditions of housing of Old Age Assistanee recipients, 210, 230 
election of .lames F. Bowers as treasurer of the Board of Overseers. 494 
loan of S815.000 for Old Age Assistance and Aid to Dependent Chil- 
li, n, 52-1, 500, 580; approval by Emergency Finance Board, 578, 587 
organization of Board of Overseers, 178 
survey re hearing for the elderly, 210, 270, 280, 313, 492 



West Roxbury Citizens Association 

communication suggesting economy measures in Police Department, 
89, 171 



Western Massachusetts Dump Truck Owners' Associa- 
tion 

notice of hearing before Department of Public Utilities, 502 



Western Union Telegraph Company 

notice of hearing before Department of Public Utilities, 273 



White Fund (George Robert) 



order re construction of Health and Recreational Building in Fields 
Corner area, 581 



White, Joseph C, Councillor 

oath of office: 1 

acting chairman: 1-4, 82-83, 98, 100-101, 155, 171, 175, 210, 237, 

288-291, 312, 483-489, 493-494, 512, 532-537, 503-504, 575, 570, 

591-592 

committee appointments: Appropriations and Finance, (Vice Chair- 
man after April 28, 1958), ConGrmations, Executive (Chairman), 
Inspection of Prisons. Legislative Matters, Ordinances (Vice Chair- 
man), Public Housing, Public Services and Recreation (Vice Chair- 
man), Rules (Vice Chairman), Urban Redevelopment, Rehabilitation 
and Renewal, 9; Preparation of Council Rules for 1958-1959, 28, 155; 
Committee to Memorialize Veterans, 503 

announcement of meeting with Executive Committee of Committee 
on Civic Progress, 173 

announcement of public hearing by Executive Committee re report 
of Boston Real Estate Board, 39 



White, Joseph C, Councillor, Continued 

committee reports: 

Executive: 29, 50, 85, 152, 179, 187, 194, 229, 290, 313, 325 492, 198, 
521, 504, 583, 587, 593 

communication from Lewis H. Weinstein re meeting between em- 
ployees' representatives and Boston Housing Authority members, 7 

motion: adjournment out of respect to memory of Henry Parkman, Jr., 
195 

orders: 

conference with Mayor re acceptance of Chapter 32B of General Laws 

re group insurance, 125 
election of Councillor to serve unexpired term of Coun. McConnack, 

315 
installation of pedestrian lights at Centre and Knoll sts., Ward 20, 

150 (with Couns. McConnack and Hailer) 
repair of New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad fences in Allston 

and Brighton, 217 
transcript for Council of hearing by Boston Public Safety Committee, 

560 
presentation of gavel to President McDonough, 593 (for all the 
Councillors) 

resolves: 

approval of H. B. 3025 re construction, maintenance and operation 
of additional tunnel by Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, 187 

congratulations to Rev. Terrenee L. Connelly, S.J., 313 (with Couns. 
McDonough and Iannella) 

consideration by Legislature of petition of Permanent School Pension 
Fund Association, 500 

expression of gratitude to Harold Kern and Boston "American- 
Record," 180 (with all the Councillors) 

felicitations to Richard ( Cardinal Cushing, 550 (for all the Councillors) 

legislation authorizing certain compensation to Charles G. Haddad, 82 

legislation re conveyance to Rice Post No. 28 of parcel of land 
now under control of Parks and Recreation Department, 29 

legislation re increased pensions payable under Permanent School 
Pension Fund in Boston, 98 

regret at resignation of George G. Hyland, Public Works Department 
Commissioner, 147 (for all the Councillors) 

statements: 

election of managers of Old South Association,; 30 
welcome to Mrs. Hazel Rose of London, 533 

Worcester Gas Light Co. 

notice of hearing before the Department of Public Utilities, 54 

World War I Memorial Committee of Roslindale 

Council resolution extending appreciation and congratulations to 
committee, 588 

Yawkey, Tom 

resolve commending Tom Yawkey and Boston Red Sox, 150 

Zoning Commission 

appointment of members: 

Albert V. Colman, 252, 591 

Robert T. Fowler, Jr., 252, 591 

Arthur J. Gartland, 571, 591 

Albert Gross, 252, 591 

William L. Hyland, 252, 591 

Edward I. Masterman, 252, 591 

Theodore W. Paul, 252, 591 

Timothy J. Regan, 252, 591 

Charles F. Spillane, 252, 591 

Daniel F. Supple, 252, 591 

Stanley Underbill, 252, 591 

M. Murray Weiss, 252, 502 
acceptance by Council of Chapter 065 of Acts of 1950 (referrc 

October 1, 1950) giving city authority to limit buildings according i 

their use or construction to specified districts, 187 
proposed zoning of water side of William J. Day and William 

Morrissey Boulevards for residential and park use only, 194 



CITY COUNCIL 



CITY OF BOSTON 



Proceedings of City Council 



Monday, January 6, 1958. 

The members-elect of the City Council as- 
sembled in the Council Chamber, City Hall, at 
10 A.M., Senior Member-elect WHITE in the 
chair. 

The Chair appointed Councillors-elect Ker- 
rigan and Iannella to escort his Honor the 
Mayor to the Chamber, and the City Messenger 
was requested to conduct them, and the com- 
mittee appointed left the Chamber. 

The committee appointed to escort his Honor 
the Mayor presently returned escorting his 
Honor the Mayor and his suite. 

Chairman WHITE — Ladies and Gentlemen, 
I present the Mayor of Boston, the Honorable 
John B. Hynes. (Applause.) 

Mayor HYNES — It now gives me pleasure to 
have the invocation given by Monsignor Francis 
J. Lallv, editor of "The Pilot." 

Monsignor FRANCIS J. LALLY— In the 
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of 
the Holy Ghost. Amen. 

Lord God of our Fathers, continue to look 
over the fortunes of our city; guide with Thy 
inspiration the efforts of those into whose 
hends Thcu hast seen fit to place the civil 
power. Make them keen in the pursuit of the 
means that will lead us all to prosperity and 
happiness, but let them understand that no 
true progress can be bought at the price of 
righteousness. Let this city and its people 
enjoy the favor of Thy blessings as long as 
those who rule and those who are ruled count 
first their duties to Thee and to each other. 
In truth and honesty, let men of vision and 
men of vigor lead us into a future bright with 
promise. With all of this let our prayer con- 
tinue to be the ancient motto of our city, "Sicut 
patribus — sit Deus nobis." — (As with our 
fathers — so may God be with us.) Amen. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 



Mayor HYNES— The City Clerk will read the 
communication from the Election Commis- 
sioners certifying as to the new members 
elected to the City Council and will call the 
roll. 

City Clerk MALLOY read the certificate of 
election of the members to the City Council as 
follows: 

Edward J. McCormack, Jr., 1110 Morton 
street (Ward 17). 

William J. Foley, Jr., 15 Thomas park 
(Ward 7). 

Patrick F. McDonough, 11 Barrington road 
(Ward 16). 

Edward F. McLaughlin, Jr., 6 Calvin road 
(Ward 19).. 

John E. Kerrigan, 213 West Eighth street 
(Ward 7). 

Joseph C. White, 12 Ruskin street (Ward 
20). 

Frederick C. Hailer, Jr., 84 Vermont street 
(Ward 20). 

Gabriel Francis Piemonte, 65 Brook Farm 
road (Ward 20). 

Christopher A. Iannella, 10 McLean street 
(Ward 3). 

The City Clerk called the roll of members- 
elect, all being present except Edward J. 
McCormack, Jr., and the Mayor then adminis- 
tered the oaths of office to the councillors-elect 
who were present. 

Mayor HYNES— The City Clerk will read 
the certificate of election of the members of the 
School Committee and will call the roll. 

City Clerk MALLOY read the certificate of 
election of members to the School Committee 
as follows: 

John P. McMorrow, 322 Adams street (Ward 
16). 



Madeleine L. Reilly, 19 Commonwealth ave- 
nue (Ward 5) . 

George F. Hurley, 227 Willow street (Ward 
20). 

John J. Tierney, Jr., 10 Glendale street 
(Ward 15). 

John P. Regan, 1 President road (Ward 20). 

The City Clerk called the roll of the members- 
elect of the School Committee, all being present, 
except John P. McMorrow and John J. Tierney, 
Jr., and the Mayor then administered the oaths 
of office to the three School Committeemen- 
elect who were present. 



ANNUAL ADDRESS OF HON. JOHN B. 
HYNES, MAYOR OF BOSTON. 

Mayor HYNES — A new municipal year for 
the City of Boston begins today. We realize 
that in the year ahead we must meet with many 
challenges, and grapple with many problems. 
We cannot be certain that we shall conquer 
each challenge, nor can we foretell the measure 
of success we shall achieve in the solution of 
each of the problems which face us. We can, 
however, and we do, covenant with all those 
who reside or do business in our city that we 
shall not lack determination, nor rest content 
until we have done all within our power, all 
within our capacities, to improve our city 
government, its structure, its operations, and 
its services. 

During the course of this municipal year, 
and for an unpredictable period beyond this 
year, the City of Boston will be fighting on 
two main fronts. On one front, we shall be 
called upon to muster our forces and our poten- 
tialities, to protect and strengthen the financial 
foundations upon which our municipality rests. 
On the other front, we shall be expected to 
marshal our energies, and our resourcefulness, 
to rejuvenate and rebuild our city so that it 
may be a desirable and fitting community for 
residential living and business activity. 

Somewhat contrary to precedent, I shall con- 
fine myself today to a discussion of only two 
matters, the financial outlook of the municipal- 
ity and the physical aspect of our city as it 
appears today, and as it can be projected into 
the future. 

However historically informative and in- 
teresting it might be to recount what has, or 
has not, transpired during the twelve months 
behind us, it is better for us to think of the 
present, and to set our sights on the future. 
The past is beyond us. The future is ours to 
shape as best we can. 

With respect to the financial position of our 
municipality, it grieves me to report that Bos- 
ton holds a very high place among the major 
cities of our country, insofar as its tax rate 
is concerned. None of us is happy that this 
situation exists. All of us ardently hope it 
will not continue to exist. 

At first blush, it might be assumed that 
Boston's high tax rate is the logical result of 
loose, or extravagant practices on the part of 
those who direct or manage the affairs of the 
city government. Decidedly and emphatically, 
this is not so. 

A most cursory comparision between Boston 
and other major cities will disclose three clearly 
apparent and understandable reasons why the 
Boston tax rate is higher than that of most 
of our large cities. 

First, other major cities in our country have 
available a source, or sources, of income which 
Boston does not have. 

Second, Boston is required to shoulder, either 
by law or by custom, obligations which are a 
financial drain, and which form no part of the 
expense of most cities in Boston's size range. 

Third, few, if any, of the larger cities of our 
country have the amount of tax-exempt proper- 
ties as has Boston, although we freely acknowl- 
edge that these properties are a prideful and 
distinct asset to our city. 

For these chief reasons, and for the almost 
equally important reason that Boston provides 
a quality, quantity, and variety of services 
beyond those furnished by many other cities, 
we are required to call upon our property 
owners to pay a high premium on their hold- 
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li is a temptation not easily and not always 
resisted to conclude that Boston's tax rate is 
at its high level because of less efficient or less 
ec< inimical management than that of other 
large cities. This is a presumption which does 
not square with the facts. The reasons I have 
just cited, tersely stated though they may be, 
are the controlling, dominant factors which 
prevent our city from appearing in a better 
light insofar as comparative tax rates are con- 
cerned. 

Furthermore, let it be noted that our munic- 
ipality would compare favorable with any city 
in our country if its income base were widened, 
and if it were relieved of some of the unusual 
obligations and burdens which now weigh so 
heavily upon it. 

As a matter of fact, the Boston tax rate 
would be a relatively modest one if our income 
included a share in a sales tax, or if out- 
annual receipts were bolstered through a pay- 
roll tax, or if we had recourse to the varied 
taxes which now form a part of the income 
base of most large cities. 

So, too, would our tax rate be lower if Bos- 
ton's share of the state income and corporation 
tax were increasing rather than decreasing; if 
the formidable deficit of the MTA were non- 
existing, or at least, if it were more equitably 
apportioned; if the formulae for MDC charges 
assessed on Boston were revised; if County of 
Suffolk costs now wholly borne by Boston were 
readjusted; and if hospital, library, and other 
community-type services now completely fi- 
nanced by the City of Boston were charges 
shared by the Greater Boston community. 

Aggravating our current financial perplex- 
ities is the continuing shrinkage in the main 
source of the city's income. During the past 
three years, the total valuation of real and 
personal properties has dropped some seventy- 
five million dollars, and the end is not yet in 
sight. On the contrary, we are being con- 
stantly importuned to further reduce values 
on scores of downtown properties. In those in- 
stances where sales of such properties are below 
the assessed value, and in instances where 
properties show a marked reduction in income, 
or where the tax levy consumes a dispropor- 
tionate share of income, appeals for reduction 
in assessment are not without justification and 
cannot be disregarded. 

When we consider that over two thirds of 
the annual obligations and expenditures of the 
city, under our present narrow income base, 
must come from assessments on real and per- 
sonal property; and when we give thought to 
the economic changes which are affecting the 
value of downtown properties in Boston and 
in other large cities; and when we realize that 
there is no substitute source of income to offset 
our looses from the steadily diminishing level 
of total valuations, we begin to appreciate the 
gravity of our income problem, and the chal- 
lenging task we face to keep our tax rate from 
leaping skyward. 

The gravity of this problem is intensified 
as inflation drives government costs upward, 
while, at the same time, total income receipts 
slide downward. 

To narrow the gap between receipts and re- 
quirements, the need is dictated for strict ad- 
herence to a policy of economy in all areas of 
municipal expenditure, including the area of 
personnel requirements. 

For those of us who cannot be indifferent 
to the retarding effects of a much higher tax 
rate, and who foresee no immediate support 
to our income base, it may be necessary to give 
sober consideration to further economies of an 
extraordinary, or even drastic, nature. 

As Boston struggles against uneven odds, 
there is a tendency, in some quarters, de- 
plorable though it may be, to look upon our 
city with a supercritical if not cynical tolera- 
tion, almost as though Boston were an unloved 
unwanted stepchild in the family of cities and 
towns which comprise the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, and not the market place 
wherein much of the wealth of our community 
was created and accumulated. 

Boston, let it be vehemently asserted, is a 
vital segment in our state complex. It is, like 
every other city and town, a creature and 
component part of the state. Indeed, it is 



neither idle nor boastful to declare that Bos- 
ton, as the nerve and business center of our 
Commonwealth, is the most important organ 
in the physical well-being of our state. It is, 
therefore, with the good of the entire Com- 
monwealth at heart that I submit that Bos- 
ton's problems and difficulties are of state-wide 
concern and should be viewed from the per- 
spective. 

The great economic changes which have 
taken place in recent years have resulted in 
the opening up of suburbia to previously un- 
dreamed-of expansion and development. These 
changes have given birth to big city problems 
which no official of this, or any other, city 
could foresee, or forestall. 

As a result of the economic forces at work, 
the Greater Boston metropolitan area, in its 
new habiliments, is a healthy, dynamic area, 
growing and expanding by leaps and bounds. 
Within a few miles of this old structure on 
School street in Boston are ultramodern, well- 
stocked, well-equipped, imposing shopping 
centers with ample, if not vast, parking spaces. 
Not only do these new trading centers meet 
the needs of those who prefer suburban living; 
they have also influenced the shopping habits 
of many of those who formerly did all but 
their most inconsequential purchasing in the 
downtown area of Boston. The evidence of 
this is painfully brought home to us here in 
Boston when a long-established business enter- 
prise closes its doors. 

These new shopping centers and the new 
industrial and residential centers have had a 
noticeable, but we hope only temporary, effect 
upon the values of properties within the City 
of Boston. 

There is no point in decrying the changes 
which have taken place over recent years in 
all metropolitan areas, and which are still tak- 
ing place as population increases and as the 
march of progress continues. The horizons 
of the average American have broadened and 
lengthened. 

He no longer has a slavish devotion to old 
ways, old habits, old associations. The boundary 
lines which meant so much in the days of the 
horse and carriage mean little today in this 
age of the fast and flexible motor vehicle. 

As much and as truly as we applaud the 
progress which has taken place all around us, 
nevertheless it is difficult for us here in Boston 
to view this progress without some pangs of 
envy. It does seem slightly incongruous that 
Boston be left fighting a lone battle for the 
breath of life, while within the Boston orbit 
there is an abundance of invigorating air, 
enough to keep our whole area in vibrant, 
economic health. 

To be sure, Boston would have some measure 
of consolation were a sales tax or some equiva- 
lent new source of income available to it. We 
would not then be waging an uphill battle 
against the explosive forces of expansion. But 
I would be less than candid if I did not here 
and now state that desirable and necessary as 
a sales tax or some alternative new source of 
income might be, the long-time, eventual, and 
I believe sensible solution to Boston's problems, 
and the long-range, sensible utilization of the 
community potential, is the creation of a metro- 
politan-type government. 

By this means, the whole community can 
grow as one, expand as one, prosper as one. 
By this means, the core city could share in, 
as well as contribute to, the fruits of com- 
munity effort and community growth. By this 
means, we could more adequately meet the stiff 
and stubborn competitions of other metro- 
politan areas. By this means, the cost of all 
local government could be kept in check 
through the centralized operation of basic 
municipal services. By this means, a logical 
plan for the future needs of the metropolitan 
area could be made effective. 

A federation of cities and towns within the 
Boston metropolitan area is the agency through 
which we can best pool our community re- 
sources and through which we can best meet 
the challenges of our times. 

In other parts of our land steps are already 
being taken, or intelligent thought is being 
given, to the integration and preservation of 
}he strengths of the whole community by the 



JANUARY 6, 1958 



creation of a federated local government body, 
which does not rob any city or town of its 
identity; does not seek to change the character 
of any city or town; does not attempt to dictate 
or regulate in purely local matters; and does 
not leave any of the smaller cities and towns 
in the federation at any political disadvantage. 

Unless our metropolitan community is willing 
to concede that old milestones and old boundary 
lines have far less meaning than they had a 
generation or more ago, and unless it is willing 
to give this proposal, and it is not a new one, 
mature, thoughtful, and unemotional considera- 
tion, we will fail to capitalize to the fullest our 
community assets, resources, and potentials. 

A generation ago, there was acknowledged 
need for the roads we are building today. Let 
us not wait another generation before under- 
taking the building of interconnecting govern- 
mental life lines. 

The mutual aid pacts between the Fire and 
Police Departments of contiguous cities and 
towns have demonstrated the feasibility and 
good sense of interchangeable community effort. 
Why should this kind of community cooperation 
be confined to a few departments? In unity 
there is strength. If our community were 
operating as a regional unit, rather than as a 
group of self-centered municipalities, such a 
unit of government would be a potent force 
to be reckoned with in the markets of our 
country and in the markets of the world. 

When the time arrives that there is general 
community support for the creation of a metro- 
politan-type government, I will devote my best 
efforts toward the passage of appropriate legis- 
lation, for it is my conviction that not only 
will such legislation be of benefit to Boston, 
it will benefit the whole Boston community, it 
will benefit the entire Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts. 

In making this proposal for a federated local 
government, I hope it will not be inferred that 
I believe Boston's future is bleak or hopeless. 
It is not. Boston has pulled up its anchor. 
It has unfurled its sails and it is threading 
its way through the narrows to the open sea. 

When, and if, a federated local government 
comes into being, Boston will not be a poor 
relation in this new family of local govern- 
ments. To such a federation, Boston, the old 
and the new Boston in the making, will give 
strength and substance. Within the past two 
or three years, more progress has been made 
toward Boston's physical rejuvenation than in 
the previous twenty- five years, and there is 
more progress on the way. 

Before this year has run its course, construc- 
tion will have started on the 32-acre site of 
the great Prudential Center with its 50-story 
structure as the towering centerpiece, a new 
1.000-room hotel, new apartment buildings, new 
shopping centers, and a municipally-constructed 
auditorium-convention hall as part of this 
gigantic new center. 

By this time next year, all of the acreage of 
the New York Streets renewal project should 
be under contract for reuse and development. 

By this time next year - , the West End re- 
newal site should be in the process of clearance 
and new apartment buildings ready for con- 
struction. 

By this time next year, the John F. Fitz- 
gerald Artery piercing the heart of the city 
should be completed and in use. 

These are but a few of the major develop- 
ments which will have a far-reaching effect 
upon the economy of our city. It cannot be 
said, and it is not claimed, that in and of these 
Boston will experience a renaissance, but, 
taken together with the modern new structures 
either built or to be built, such as the I. B. M. 
Building, the George Robert White Building, 
the Travelers Insurance Building, the Liberty 
Mutual Insurance Building, the Boston Globe 
Building, the Herald-Traveler Building, and 
several other major-size buildings in the 
planning stage, the new airport construction 
program, and the construction of more off- 
street parking garages, the sum total gives 
credence to the statement that Boston has 
passed the stage of talking about action. It 
is in the throes of action. 

If, in addition to the improvements I have 
just mentioned, and any I may have neglected 
to mention, we are successful in our efforts to 



establish a governmental center running from 
Pemberton square to Dock square, and includ- 
ing within it a new State Office Building, a 
new Federal Building, a new City Hall, a new 
Court House Wing, and one or two additional 
public buildings, we will have made an improve- 
ment of tremendous consequence and lasting 
benefit to our city. 

In his annual message delivered a few days 
ago, Governor Foster Furcolo urged the Legis- 
lature to give favorable consideration to the 
location of a new State Office Building within 
the area outlined for the governmental center. 

The recommendation of the Governor gives 
encouragement and impetus to the concept of 
a collection of modern government buildings, 
as envisioned by the City Planning Board. 

Very shortly, the federal authorities will be 
requested to indicate approval of the selected 
site for a new Federal Building. We are ex- 
tremely hopeful that this approval will be forth- 
coming. In the meantime, I shall present to 
your Honorable Body an appropriation order 
to the amount of one hundred thousand dollars, 
so that no time will be lost in making the 
necessary studies and preliminary plans for 
this large-scale improvement of invaluable 
benefit to our city. 

While all of these improvements to the 
physical countenance of the city are taking 
place, or being planned, we shall continue our 
program of urban renewal on both a major and 
minor scale. It is through this medium that 
we can give our old city the additional lift 
and the new values which will insure our place 
as a sound, forward-looking urban center. We 
can do all this and, yet, by careful planning, 
preserve that distinctive quality and character 
which sets Boston apart from the other heavily- 
populated centers in our country. 

No city can improve itself unless there be 
within it public-spirited citizens who will join 
hands to achieve the improvements that are 
essential. The series of seminars at the Boston 
College School of Business Administration have 
revealed the need for a clear understanding of 
community problems, and the need for common, 
cooperative effort for community betterment. 

To this end, a Committee on Civic Progress 
has been organized. Within its membership 
of over one hundred are leaders in the business, 
professional, educational, labor, and public life 
of our community. The committee is at work, 
seriously and soberly, considering the best ap- 
proach to those knotty problems which vex us, 
and stand in the way of progressive achieve- 
ment. This committee can be, and in my judg- 
ment will be, a powerful force in the accom- 
plishment of those things which must be done 
if our city and our community are to keep 
abreast of the rapid changes of these rapidly 
changing times. 

It is this kind of committee, molded into a 
vital, working, effective unit, which can give 
the kind of advice and assistance without which 
the efforts and objectives of the most sincere 
and purposeful public official. will fall short of 
the mark. I am thankful to the Committee on 
Civic Progress, and I extend to them the 
gratitude which all of us feel toward men who 
are willing- to combine their talents and 
energies and submerge their individual interests 
so that our community will be a place where 
business may continue to grow and prosper, 
and where our people may continue to work 
and live with reasonable assurance of economic 
security. 

In conclusion, may I give renewed promise 
to my fellow citizens that every endeavor will 
be made by this administration to improve the 
operations and the services of the city govern- 
ment. We shall not relent in our desire to 
provide a better and more efficient service. We 
shall not overlook any opportunity to institute 
legitimate savings and economies. And we shall 
not, in any event, fail to provide adequate and 
proper care for the ill, the aged, and the un- 
fortunate who must depend on us for help and 
assistance. 

As a closing thought, may I express the 
hope that those within our midst who voice 
the opinion that Boston is fated for a future 
of sackcloth and ashes will have a change of 
perspective. Admittedly, in Boston there is 
need and room for improvements of varied 
kind and scope. But, in all truth, our short- 



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comings are far outweighed by our virtues and 
our advantages. That man has narrow vision, 
indeed, who always looks down to the dark 
earth, and never looks up to the bright stars. 

To my fellow city officials, the members of 
the City Council, may I say that we have much 
to do in the months ahead. Yours is an alert, 
informed, highly intelligent Body. We can 
search the municipal records for some time 
back to find a City Council more conversant 
with complex municipal problems than the 
present membership of the present City 
Council. I earnestly hope that I will continue 
to merit your understanding and your coopera- 
tion as together we strive to be of good service 
to our city and as tcgether we strive to merit 
the approval of our fellow citizens. 

To the members of the School Committee, 
may I say that during the year 1958 you will 
be called upon to make many decisions of deep 
significance to our school system. I know you 
will undertake to arrive at those decisions in 
the light of what is best for the school system, 
and what is best for our municipality as a 
whole. 

A new municipal year has begun. Let those 
of us who sought, and were given, the responsi- 
bility of guiding and shaping the destinies of 
our city government do our utmost to make this 
year a notable one in the annals of our old, 
historic city. 

To accomplish that objective, may I, in your 
names and in mine, beseech the Almighty God 
to give to each of us the strength, the courage, 
and the wisdom to do that which is right, and 
best, for all those whom we serve. (Applause). 

Chairman WHITE — I want to express the 
thanks of the Boston City Council to your 
Honor, for your forceful and optimistic message 
as we enter into a new municipal year. 

Councillor-elect Edward J. McCormack, Jr., 
and School Committeeman-elect John P. Mc- 
Morrow, and John J. Tierney, Jr., now being 
present, his Honor Mayor John B. Hynes then 
administered the oaths of office to them. 

The Mayor and his suite were escorted from 
the Council Chamber. 



MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 

At the conclusion of the Mayor's address, 
Senior Member WHITE called the Council to 
order and directed the Clerk to call the roll 
to ascertain the presence of a quorum. 

The roll was called, and all of the nine mem- 
bers were present. 



ELECTION OF PRESIDENT. 

On motion of Councillor Foley the Council 
voted to proceed to the election of a Pi'esident 
for the municipal year 1958. The roll was 
called with the following result: 

For Patrick ■ F. McDonough — Councillors 
Hailer, Iannella, McDonough, Piemonte, White 
—5. 

For Edward F. McLaughlin, Jr. — Councillors 
Foley, Kerrigan, McCormack, McLaughlin — 4. 

Before the result was announced Councillors 
Foley, Kerrigan, McCormack and McLaughlin 
changed their votes from Edward F. Mc- 
Laughlin, Jr., to Patrick F. McDonough. 

Chairman WHITE announced that Councillor 
Patrick F. McDonough, having received 9 votes, 
was declared elected President for the municipal 
year 1958. (Applause.) 

President McDONOUGH addressed the 
Council, expressing deep and profound ap- 
preciation for the honor bestowed upon him. 



APPOINTMENT OF FREDERICK A. 
CRONIN. 
The following was l-eceived: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, January G, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

Under the provisions of section 2GL of the 
Housing Authority Law of the Commonwealth 



(as inserted in chapter 121 of the General 
Laws as most recently amended by chapter 
128 of the Acts of 1955), I hereby appoint 
Frederick A. Cronin, of 87 Moraine street, 
Jamaica Plain, to be a member of the Boston 
Housing Authority for the term expiring 
January 8, 1963. 

Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 

Ordered, That the appointment by his Honor 
the Mayor of Frederick A. Cronin to be a 
member of the Boston Housing Authority for 
the term expiring January 8, 1963 be, and 
hereby is, confirmed and approved. 

Coun. HAILER moved that the communica- 
tion and order be remanded to the Mayor. 

Coun. FOLEY moved that the communication 
and order be referred to a committee. 

The Chair ruled that Councillor Hailer's 
motion was out of order, and the Chair re- 
ferred the message and order to the Committee 
on Confirmations when appointed. 



LOAN OF $65,000,000 IN ANTICIPATION 
OF REVENUE. 
The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, January 3, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen : 

I am in receipt of the attached letter of the 
City Auditor. In accordance with the recom- 
mendation contained therein, I submit herewith 
an order authorizing the issuance during 1958 
of temporary notes in anticipation of revenue 
to an amount not exceeding sixty-five million 
dollars. 

I respectfully recommend adoption of this 
order by your Honorable Body. 
Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Auditing Department, January 3, 1958. 
Hon. John B. Hynes, 

Mayor of Boston. 
Dear Sir: 

In order to provide for the financing of the 
operation of the municipal government during 
the fiscal year 1958, it is necessary to submit to 
the City Council at its first meeting in the 
new year an order authorizing the issuance 
as needed during the year of temporary loans 
in anticipation of revenue receipts. This 
method of financing is made necessary by the 
fact that under the Massachusetts municipal 
tax calendar the major portion of the city's 
revenue receipts is received late in the year. 

By authority of section 4 of chapter 44 of 
the General Laws, the city could issue in 1958 
in anticipation of revenue receipts temporary 
loans which -would not exceed in the aggregate 
the total tax levy of the fiscal year 1957 
together with the corporation and income tax 
received from the Commonwealth during the 
financial year 1957. This would total 
$139,461,587.85. 

In 1957 a total of $100,000,000 was au- 
thorized by the City Council and approved by 
you. During the year it was necessary to issue 
$90,000,000. Ten million dollars was issued 
under the Funding Loan Act of 1957 making 
unnecessary the issuance of the remaining 
$10,000,000 authorized to be issued as tempo- 
rary loans. In my opinion it is desirable that 
an authorization of $65,000,000 be made in 
order to cover requirements as they now appear 
for the financial year 1958. Additional finan- 
cing in the amount of $35,000,000 will be ac- 
complished by the issuance of that amount of 
debt under the Funding Loan Act of 1957. 

I respectfully recommend, therefore, that an 
order in the amount previously stated be sub- 
mitted to the City Council for consideration 
and adoption. 

Respectfully, 

Joseph P. Lally, 

City Auditor. 



JANUARY 6, 1958 



Ordered, That to provide temporary money 
to meet the appropriations for the financial 
year 1958, the Collector-Treasurer be, and 
hereby is, authorized to issue and sell, at such 
times and in such amounts as he may deem 
best, notes or certificates of indebtedness of 
the City of Boston, not exceeding $65,000,000 
in the total, in anticipation of the revenue of 
the financial year; that all such notes or cer- 
tificates of indebtedness be made payable with 
the interest thereon within one year of their 
date and bear interest from their date until 
the sane are made payable at such rate as 
the Collector-Treasurer and the Mayor may 
determine. The said Collector-Treasurer is 
hereby further authorized to renew or refund 
any such notes issued for a shorter period than 
one year, under the provisions of section 17 
of chapter 44 of the General Laws. 

On motion of Councillor Piemonte, the order 
was given its first reading and passage, yeas 9. 

The order was assigned to the next meeting 
for final action. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY 
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

President MCDONOUGH announced the ap- 
pointment of all the members of the City 
Council as a temporary Executive Committee, 
and appointed Councillor White as temporary 
chairman. 



ADOPTION OF TEMPORARY RULES. 

Coun. Mi'DONOUGH offered the following- 
Ordered, That the rules of the City Council 
of 1956-1957, except Rules 14, 25, and 35, be 
adopted as temporary rules of this Council 
until permanent rules are adopted. 
The order was passed. 



COMMITTEE TO PREPARE AND REPORT 

RULES FOR CITY COUNCIL OF 1958-1959. 

Coun. MCDONOUGH offered the following: 

Ordered, That a committee of three members 

be appointed by the President to prepare and 

report rules to govern the proceedings of the 

City Council of 1958-1959. 

The order was passed. 



REFERENCE OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 
Coun. MCDONOUGH offered the following: 
Ordered, That all matters of unfinished busi- 
ness referred to this City Council by the pre- 
ceding City Council be hereby referred to the 
appropriate committees when appointed. 
The order was passed. 



SALE OF PIGS BY PENAL INSTITUTIONS 
DEPARTMENT. 
The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, January 6, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

The House of Correction at Deer Island 
has a surplus of one hundred pigs. These pigs 
weigh a total of about ten thousand pounds. 
In order that these surplus pigs may be sold 
at the present market price of approximately 
$2,000 it is necessary that the City Council 
give its approval to the sale. 

I therefore submit to you herewith an order 
for the sale of the surplus pigs and recom- 
mend passage by your Honorable Body. 
Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 



City of Boston, 
Penal Institutions Department, 

December 26, 1957. 
Hon. John B. Hynes, 

Mayor of Boston. 
Dear Sir: 

This department has a surplus of one hun- 
dred (100) pigs at the House of Correction, 
Deer Island, which we would like to sell in 
order to avoid the expense of purchasing feed 
for them. These pigs weigh about one hun- 
dred (100) pounds each, a total of about ten 
thousand (10,000) pounds. The sale would be 
advertised in the "City Record" and the pigs 
sold to the highest bidder. A representative of 
the Sealer of Weights and Measures Depart- 
ment would supervise the weighing. 

Our most recent sale of one hundred (100) 
surplus pigs, authorized by the City Council on 
November 12, 1957, and approved by your 
Honor on November 13, 1957, brought a re- 
turn of $2,046.57 to the City of Boston. 

Authority by the City Council and your 
Honor's approval of this public sale is re- 
spectfully requested. 

Very truly yours, 

Edward L. Friel, 
Penal Institutions Commissioner. 

Ordered, That the Penal Institutions Com- 
missioner is hereby authorized to sell to the 
highest bidder one hundred surplus pigs at the 
House of Correction, Deer Island. 

Referred to the Executive Committee. 



LEGISLATION TO CONSTRUCT NEW CITY 
HALL AND FEDERAL OFFICE BUILDING. 

The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, January 6, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

I submit herewith a resolution for the con- 
sideration and adoption by your Honorable 
Body, favoring the passage of legislation en- 
abling the City of Boston to construct a new 
City Hall and construct and sell to the United 
States a Federal Office Building. 

This legislation is necessary in order that 
the concept of the governmental center may 
be realized. Under legislative rules, the bill 
will not be referred to the proper legislative 
committee until a resolution favoring the legis- 
lation is adopted by the City Council. 

At this writing, the prospects are good for 
an integrated, well-conceived, well-planned 
center within which will be a group of modern 
public buildings. Needless to say, such a 
center, replacing as it will an area which 
badly needs rejuvenation, will be a boon to 
the City of Boston. 

Governor Foster Furcolo has recommended 
to the Legislature that the new State Office 
Building be included in the proposed center. 
The federal authorities have indicated an in- 
creasing interest in the location. A meeting 
will shortly be held with the federal authori- 
ties to obtain definite approval, if possible, to 
the building of the new structure on part of 
the proposed center. 

In order therefore that we may hasten the 
passage of this legislation, I earnestly recom- 
mend the prompt adoption of the resolution 
as submitted to your Honorable Body. 
Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 

Resolved, That the petition of John B. 
Hynes, Mayor of the City of Boston, for 
legislation enabling the City of Boston to 
construct a new city hall and to construct 
and sell to the United States a federal office 
building, with a provision enabling the city 
to borrow outside its debt limit for the pur- 
poses of the act fifty million dollars, be, and 
the same hereby is, approved. 

On motion of Councillor Piemonte the reso- 
lution was adopted. 



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UK APPOINTMENT OF WILLIAM J. J. 
O'NEIL. 

Coun. McDONOUGH offered the following: 
Ordered, That William J. J. O'Neil. retired 
Assistant Clerk of Committees in the Clerk of 
Committees Department, be, and he hereby 
is, reemployed as Assistant Clerk of Commit- 
tees in the Clerk of Committees Department 
to serve at the pleasure of the City Council 
but in no event after section 9 of chapter 639 
of the Acts of 1950 becomes inoperative. 

The foregoing order reemploying William 
J. J. O'Neil as Assistant Clerk of Committees 
in the Clerk of Committees Department is 
hereby approved. 



The order was passed, yeas 9. 

The foregoing order was approved in writ- 
ing by all nine members who voted in the 
affirmative. 



TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES OF CLERK OF 
COMMITTEES DEPARTMENT. 

Coun. McDONOUGH offered the following: 
Ordered, That until the second Wednesday 
following the first Monday in January, 1960, 
the Clerk of Committees Department shall con- 
sist, in addition to the officers provided for in 
section 1 of chapter 13 of the Revised Ordi- 
nances of 1947, as amended, of not more than 
one temporary stenographer to be appointed 
from time to time by the City Council at a 
salary of $86.75 per week, and of not more 
than six temporary clerks, and/or temporary 
stenographer-clerks to be appointed from time 
to time by the City Council, each at a salary 
of $77.75 per week, and of not more than one 
temporary clerk-receptionist to be appointed 
from time to time by the City Council at a 
salary at $73.75 per week. 
The order was passed. 



TEMPORARY APPOINTMENTS IN CLERK 
OF COMMITTEES DEPARTMENT. 

Coun. McDONOUGH offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective upon the approval 
by the Mayor of the order passed this day by 
the City Council and providing for not more 
than one temporary stenographer, and of not 
more than six temporary clerks and/or tem- 
porary stenographer-clerks, and of not more 
than one temporary clerk-receptionist in the 
Clerk of Committees Department, the follow- 
ing persons be, and they hereby are, appointed 
to the positions set against their respective 
names until the second Wednesday of Febru- 
ary, 1958: 

Francis R. Burke, temporary clerk. 

Nicholas DiMella, temporary stenographer. 

Agnes G. Dinsmore, temporary clerk-recep- 
tionist. 

Coleman P. Flaherty, temporary clerk. 

John J. Kerrigan, temporary clerk. 

Paul G. O'Hara, temporary clerk. 

Frances B. Winn, temporary clerk. 

Jeanne Silver, temporary stenographer-clerk. 

The order was passed. 



APPLICATIONS FOR SHELLFISH 
PERMITS. 

Applications for commercial use shellfish 
permits were received from the following: 
Edward W. Elms, 214 Havre street, East 



Boston, Ward 1; Anthony J. Ferragamo, 23 
Leyden street, East Boston, Ward 1. 

Severally referred to the Committee on 
Licenses when appointed. 



NOTICE FROM DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC 
UTILITIES. 

A communication was received from the De- 
partment of Public Utilities transmitting copy 
of order granting petition of Boston Edison 
Company for conduits, etc., in Charlesgate 
East, southerly from Commonwealth avenue. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE FROM STATE DEPARTMENT OF 
PUBLIC WORKS. 

A communication was received from the 
State Department of Public Works transmitting 
copy of layout and order of taking of altered 
location of section of state highway (Southeast 
Expressway) . 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE OF HEARING BEFORE DEPART- 
MENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES. 

Notice was received from the Department of 
Public Utilities of hearing to be held January 
21, 1958, at 10 a.m., on petition of New York 
Central Railroad Company, lessee of the Boston 
& Albany Railroad, to increase all local fares 
in the Boston-Worcester area. 

Placed en file. 



APPOINTMENT OF TIMOTHY JOSEPH 
O'CONNOR. 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the 
appointment of Timothy Joseph O'Connor, 29 
Sherman road. Chestnut Hill, to be Traffic 
Commissioner for the term expiring on the 
first Monday of January following the next 
biennial municipal election at which a Mayor 
is elected. 

Placed on file. 



MEETING OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 
OF COMMITTEE ON CIVIC PROGRESS 
WITH CITY COUNCIL. 

A communication was received from the 
Committee on Civic Progress suggesting 
January 16, 1958, as a time for a joint meeting 
of the Executive Committee of the Committee 
on Civic Progress with the City Council con- 
cerning certain municipal problems. 

Referred to the Executive Committee. 



RECESS. 

On motion of Councillor Piemonte the 
Council voted at 12.16 P.M. to take a recess 
until two o'clock P.M. The members of the 
Council reassembled in the Council Chamber 
and were called to order by President Mc- 
DONOUGH at 3.04 P.M. 

The roll was called and all of the nine mem- 
bers were present. 



JURORS DRAWN. 

The following jurors were drawn in the 
manner prescribed by law, Councillor Foley 
presiding at the box, in the absence of the 
Mayor, viz.: 

Five additional grand jurors, Superior Crim- 
inal Court, to appear February 3, 1958: 

Einar A. Wahl, Ward 4; Tessil A. Collins, 
Ward 9; Marie I. Grant, Ward 11; Margaret 
H. Hynes, Ward 11; Henry J. Kent, Ward 13. 

Sixty-four traverse jurors, Superior Criminal 
Court, to appear February 3, 1958: 

Bernard G. Sawyer, Ward 1; Minnie Shapiro, 
Ward 1; Frank Tarquinio, Ward 1; Leo H. 



JANUARY 6, 1958 



Balko, Ward 3; Joseph Bruno, Ward 3; John 
Galani, Ward 3; Karl H. Klaussen, Ward 3; 
Richard L. Pendergast, Ward 3; Randolph J. 
Wilks, Ward 3; John Williams, Ward 3; John 
N. Chagaris, Ward 4; John Paro, Ward 4; 
Waiter Poplawski, Ward 4; William A. Forbes, 
Ward 5; Robert H. McGeagh, Ward 5; James 
I. Yphantis, Ward 5; Roger Canny, Ward 6; 
Vincent Kibur, Ward 6; Catherine M. King, 
Ward 6; Walter M. McGuire, Ward 6; Joseph 
T. Malomo, Ward 6; Edward F. Nee, Ward 6; 
James J. Nuss, Ward 6; Jeanne Padula, Ward 
6; Theodore A. Walker, Jr., Ward 6; Hildreth 

E. Murphy, Ward 7; Charles K. Stamm, Ward 
7; Roger W. Homer, Ward 8; Paul L. Boucher, 
Ward 9; Arthur F. Ward, Ward 9; William C. 
Heney, Ward 10; Arnold L. Paon, Ward 10; 
William Mumi'ord, Ward 11; Maurice Contee, 
Ward 12; Hymen I. Pockriss, Ward 12; Edgar 
J. Davis, Ward 13; Archie Farley, Ward 13; 
Eugene Keaney, Ward 13; John R. MaeAulay, 
Ward 13; James Manning, Ward 13; Thomas 
H. Thornton, Ward 13; Thomas J. Flynn, 
Ward 14; Samuel Garber, Ward 14; Russell 
W. Tucker, Ward 14; Joseph Blaney, Ward 15; 
Albert Glendye, Ward 15; John M. Reney, 
Ward 15; Wallace H. Langell, Ward 16; Paul 

F. Sheehan, Ward 16; John J. Wusteney, Ward 
16; Bernard F. Yetman, Ward 16; James F. 
Kecgan, Ward 17; Albert W. Ross, Ward 17; 
Thomas G. Ryan, Ward 17; William Klarich, 
Ward 18; Joseph W. McCleary, Ward 18; Roger 
J. Doherty, Ward 19; George N. Emerson, 
Ward 19; Joseph Rogers, Ward 20; Gladys L. 
Jenkins, Ward 21; Norman Kess, Ward 21; 
Frank A. Korman, Ward 21; James S. Aldridge, 
Ward 22; John B. Gerry, Ward 22. 

One hundred ninety-five traverse jurors, 
Superior Civil Court, to appear February 3, 
1958: 

Pasquale Cambria, Ward 1; Albert Cicco, 
Ward 1; Charles A. Fulco, Ward 1; Carmen E. 
Passarielli, Ward 1; George Poto, Ward 1; 
Robert V. Yantosca, Ward 1; William G. 
Barker, Ward 2; James P. Carty, Ward 2; 
William F. Dunn, Ward 2; Joseph P. McElaney, 
Ward 2; James F. McGowan, Ward 2: Anthony 
Capabianco, Ward 3; Blanche F. Dickinson, 
Ward 3; Mario E. Spagnola, Ward 3; Fernando 
R. Zapata, Ward 3; John Callahan, Ward 4; 
Jack Heard, Ward 4; Arthur W. Huey, Ward 
4; Frederick J. Ingerson, Ward 4; Bernard 
McCabe, Ward 4; Alberta M. Richmond, Ward 
4; Donald P. Stone, Ward 4; Willis P. Beal, 
Ward 5; Yole J. Campagna, Ward 5; Chester 

G. E. Larson, Ward 5; Philip M. Miner, Ward 
5; Sidney A. Moore, Ward 5; Manuel J. Morris, 
Ward 5; Edith B. Murphy, Ward 5; Robert 

D. Patterson, Ward 5; Beatrice Procopio, Ward 
5; John F. Saunders, Ward 5; John Groves 
Strathie, Ward 5; Peter J. Suchocki, Ward 5; 
Richard R. Walton, Ward 5; Marie R. Barrett, 
Ward 6; James Bell, Ward 6; William B. 
Cocozza, Ward 6; Alphonse A. Dellascio, Ward 
6; Zigmas Gavelis, Ward 6; Joseph E. King, 
Ward 6; Frank J. Macchia, Ward 6; Edward W. 
O'Brien, Ward 6; Charles H. Vyse, Ward 6; 
Harry F. Alles, Jr., Ward 7; Francis T. Batts, 
Ward 7; Thomas P. Bouzoun, Ward 7; John M. 
Budzinski, Ward 7; Edward V. Cahill, Ward 
7; William S. Cronin, Ward 7; Henry C. 
Durant, Ward 7; George B. Harvey, Ward 7; 
William G. Hogan, Ward 7; Charles J. Kay, 
Ward 7; Robert J. Kehoe, Ward 7; Stephen 
McDcnough, Ward 7; Anthony Ardagna, Ward 
8; Wilson J. Columbare, Ward 8; Edward F. 
McDonald, Ward 8; James H. Scott, Ward 8; 
John B. Wilson, Ward 8; Daisy L. Canada, 
Ward 9; William E. Cummings, Ward 9; 
Edward M. Doyle, Ward 9; Jessie A. Logan, 
Ward 9; Ralph W. Marshall, Ward 9; Henry 

E. Paige, Ward 9; Lawyer Pittman, Ward 9; 
Edward T. Scholey, Ward 9. 

Margaret Anstey, Ward 10; Rudolph Baldas- 
sare, Ward 10; John F. Bossio, Ward 10; John 

F. Fitzgerald, Ward 10; William F. Morey, 
Ward 10; Walter J. Murphy, Ward 10; Henry 
A. Sawayer, Ward 10; John L. Surrette, Ward 
10; Wilda Ward, Ward 10; John J. Wortman, 
Ward 10; John P. Flavin, Ward 11; Herbert 
L. Long, Ward 11; James H. Maguire, Jr., 
Ward 11; William A. Wilke, Ward 11; John 
C. Clark, Ward 12; William J. Evans, Jr., 
Ward 12; Maurice H. Green, Ward 12; Beatrice 
M. Macaulsy, Ward 12; Joseph W. Finnigan, 



Ward 13; John J. Foley, Ward 13; Robert J. 
Johnson, Ward 13; Thomas F. Joyce, Ward 
13; Herbert H. Seserman, Ward 13; Lillian C. 
Spuria, Ward 13; Albert Badgers, Ward 14; 
Philip W. Beard, Ward 14; Paul A. Donovan, 
Ward 14; Goldie R. Haase, Ward 14; John M. 
Quirk, Ward 14; Clarence S. Savage, Ward 14; 
Melvin G. Shlager, Ward 14; Salvatore Staulo, 
Ward 14; Melvin Taplin, Ward 14; Nathan 
Weiss, Ward 14; Benjamin Yanow, Ward 14; 
Albert P. Abate, Ward 15; John J. Carr, Ward 
15; Robert A. Miller, Ward 15; Frank O. 
Morse, Ward 15; Ethel Mullen, Ward 15; Peter 
F. Murphy, Ward 15; Joseph R. Peters, Ward 
15; Paul F. Reddy, Ward 15; Julia T. Reidy, 
Ward 15; Frank J. Thissell, Ward 15; Joseph 
L. Thornton, Ward 15; Michael Tighe, Ward 
15; Bernard F. Acres, Ward 16; James A. 
Aldred, Ward 16; Elsie Arnold, Ward 16; 
George F. Caledonia, Ward 16; Robert E. 
Christie, Ward 16; Gino Croatti, Ward 16; 
William Ferguson, Ward 16; Frank J. Megna, 
Ward 16; Ursula E. Norton, Ward 16; Lewis 
D. Phetteplace, Ward 16; Mario F. Ricco, 
Ward 16; John S. Ring, Ward 16; Joseph E. 
DeRenne, Ward 17; Henry C. Dobbyn, Ward 17; 
Frank J. Dunlevy, Ward 17; Donald B. Eagles, 
Ward 17; John V. Eccleston, Ward 17; Francis 
Golden, Ward 17; Thomas J. Hughes, Ward 
17; Charles E. Marengo, Ward 17; Edward J. 
O'Brien, Jr., Ward 17; William G. O'Connell, 
Jr., Ward 17; Anthony F. Staffier, Ward 17; 
Bernard J. Stapleton, Ward 17. 

Charles White, Ward 17; George J. Callahan, 
Ward 18; Martin R. Colwell, Ward 18; Alfred 
DiMarzo, Ward 18; George A. Dodge, Ward 
18; John F. Enos, Jr., Ward 18; Louis R. Foley, 
Ward 18; Morris J. Glickman, Ward 18; Anna 
M. Green, Ward 18; Frances B. Hogardt, 
Ward 18; Robert A. Johnson, Ward 18; James 
T. Keefe, Ward 18; Thomas S. Larkin, Ward 
18; Stanley W. Lenoski, Ward 18; Jack Lovens, 
Ward 18; Robert P. Lynch, Ward 18; Paul 
W. Myers, Ward 18; Sara Neidle, Ward 18; 
Bernard G. O'Brien, Ward 18; Wanda O'Brien, 
Ward 18; William L. O'Connor, Ward 18; 
Joseph Palombi, Ward 18; Thomas H. Sloan, 
Ward 18; Alan Stevens, Ward 18; Ralph E. 
Sweeney, Ward 18; James P. Welch, Ward 18; 
Willard D. Dennett, Ward 19; Marshall W. 
Haskell, Ward 19; Mary E. McDonald, Ward 
19; Philip P. Newbrandt, Ward 19; Joseph T. 
Rothwell, Ward 19; Francis X. Walsh, Ward 
19; Joseph S. Cragin, Ward 20; Louis W. 
Donnell, Jr., Ward 20; Edward J. Donovan, 
Ward 20; Katherine E. Dougherty, Ward 20; 
Isabella F. Genson, Ward 20; Frederick A. 
Gratton, Ward 20; John Harrington, Ward 
20; Robert Anderson Hope, Ward 20; Ann 
McClutchy, Ward 20; John A. Madden, Ward 
20; Thomas J. Salemi, Ward 20; Salvatore T. 
Trementozzi, Ward 20; William H. Halligan, 
Ward 21; Arthur F. Howe, Ward 21; James M. 
Kelly, Ward 21; Max M. Lapidus, Ward 21; 
Peter G. LeLecas, Ward 21; Joseph L. Munz, 
Ward 21; France,- Owens, Ward 21; John V. 
Burke, Ward 22; Joseph P. D. Byrne, Ward 
22; David J. Cusak, Ward 22; Leo V. McCusker, 
Ward 22. 



PREPARATION OF "MUNICIPAL REGIS- 
TER," ETC. 

Coun. McDONOUGH offered the following: 
Ordered, That the City Clerk be authorized, 
under the direction of the Committee on Rules, 
to prepare and have printed the Municipal 
Register for the current year; and that the 
Clerk of Committees be authorized to prepare 
and have printed a pocket edition of the Or- 
ganization of the City Government; the ex- 
pense of said register and organization to be 
charged to the appropriation for City Docu- 
ments. 

The order was passed. 



MEETING RE UNION CONTRACT OF EM- 
PLOYEES OF HOUSING AUTHORITY. 

Coun. WHITE, Chairman of the Executive 
Committee, read a communication addressed to 
him as chairman of said committee from At- 
torney Lewis H. Weinstein concerning the 



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arranging of a meeting between the employee 
representatives and the members of the Boston 
Housing Authority. 

Coun. WHITE moved that the communica- 
tion be submitted to the City Council. The 
motion was carried. The communication was 
referred to the Executive Committee. 



CHANGE IN SALARY OF DIRECTOR OF 
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DE- 
PARTMENT. 

Coun. FOLEY offered the following: 
Be it Ordained, That section 5 of chapter 3 
of the Revised Ordinances of 1947 as amended 
by section 2 of chapter 3 of the Ordinances of 



1953 is hereby further amended by striking- 
out the words "fifteen thousand dollars" where 
they appear in clause 1 thereof and inserting- 
in place thereof the words "seventeen thousand 
five hundred dollars." 

Referred to the Committee on Ordinances 
when appointed. 



Adjourned at 4.05 P.M., on motion of Coun- 
cillor McCormack, to meet on Monday, Janu- 
ary 13, 1958, at 2 P.M. 

Note: All debate of City Council eliminated 
from proceedings in accordance with Chapter 
447, Acts of 1947. 

(Stenographic copy of such debate on file 
in office of City Clerk.) 



Crnf or Boston 

administrativh services department 

Printing o^^^d Section 



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CITY OF BOSTON. 



Proceedings of City Council. 



Monday, January 13, 1958. 

Regular meeting of the City Council held in 
the Council Chamber, City Hall, at 2 P.M., 
President McDONOUGH in the chair, and all 
the members present. 

The Reverend Donato Troiano, O.F.M., of 
Christopher Columbus Friary, was escorted to 
the rostrum. 



INVOCATION BY REV. DONATO 
TROIANO. 

Dear Lord, grant that we who have gathered 
here today to begin to look after the welfare 
of the city which Thou hast placed before us 
to govern in imitation of Thy Eternal Rule 
and Harmony which reigns in Heaven, grant 
we may be so enlightened to think, rule, and 
legislate that we who hold these honored offices 
here on earth may help our beloved citizens 
to live their lives according to a good con- 
science, a peaceful existence, and a blessed 
reward in the contemplation of Thy Eternal 
Law in Heaven. Amen. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 



The meeting was opened with the salute to 
the Flag. 



APPOINTMENT BY THE MAYOR. 

Subject to confirmation by the Council, the 
Mayor submitted the following appointment: 

Constable with authority to serve civil process 
upon filing of bond for the term ending April 
30, 1958: John L. McLaughlin, 27 Wood street, 
Charlestown. 

Referred to the Committee on Confirmations 
when appointed. 



COMMITTEES FOR 1958. 

President McDONOUGH announced the ap- 
pointment of committees for 1958, as follows: 

Standing Committees. 
Executive. 
All the members, Councillor White, chairman, 
Councillor Iannella, vice chairman. 

On the following committees, the first-named 
member is chairman; second-named is vice 
chairman: 

Appropriations and Finance. 
Councillors Hailer, Piemonte, White, Iannella, 
McLaughlin, McCormack, Foley. 

Claims. 
Councillors, McCormack, Iannella, Hailer, 
Piemonte, Foley. 

Confirmations. 
Councillors, Hailer, Piemonte, Iannella, 
White, Kerrigan. 

Hospitals. 
Councillors, McLaughlin, McCormack, Ian- 
nella, Hailer, Foley. 

Inspection of Prisons. 
Councillors, McLaughlin, Hailer, Kerrigan, 
White, Foley. 

Legislative Matters. 
Councillors, Iannella, McLaughlin, White, 
Kerrigan, Foley. 

Licenses. 
Councillors, Foley, Piemonte, McLaughlin, 
Kerrigan, McCormack. 



Ordinances. 
Councillors, Piemonte, White, McLaughlin, 
McCormack, Hailer. 

Public Housing. 
Councillors, McCormack, Piemonte, Mc- 
Laughlin, Hailer, White. 

Public Lands. 
Councillors, Piemonte, Iannella, Foley, Hailer, 
McCormack. 

Public Services and Recreation. 
Councillors, Foley, White, Hailer, Iannella, 
Kerrigan. 

Rules. 
Councillors, Kerrigan, White, Iannella, Foley, 
Piemonte. 

Urban Redevelopment, Rehabilitation and 

Renewal. 
Councillors, Iannella, Hailer, Piemonte, 
White, McLaughlin. 
Placed on file. 



APPROPRIATION FOR CITY PLANNING 
BOARD. 

The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, January 13, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

It now appears that the governmental center, 
as proposed by the City Planning Board, can 
be an actuality. In that event, Boston will 
have made a giant stride forward in our plan- 
ning to rejuvenate and rehabilitate the city. 

At the moment, the new Redevelopment Au- 
thority does not have the money available, or 
the staff necessary to perform or supervise the 
preliminary work which must be done so that 
the governmental center may become an urban 
renewal project within the purview of Massa- 
chusetts legislation. 

Therefore, it has been agreed that the most 
effective means of expediting the planning for 
the proposed center is through the medium of 
the City Planning Board. This latter Board 
is prepared to go forward provided, however, 
that funds are made available to that depart- 
ment. 

In the accompanying communication, the 
Planning Board expresses the opinion that 
$100,000 will be needed to carry out the assign- 
ment. This sum will enable the Planning 
Board to engage the services of a city planner- 
architect team; a real estate consultant; an 
engineering consultant; and such other special- 
ists as may be required. 

I strongly recommend approval by your 
Honorable Body to this proposal, and specifi- 
cally, the appropriation order submitted here- 
with. The $100,000, if appropriated to the use 
of the City Planning Board, will be refunded 
to the city by the Boston Redevelopment Au- 
thority when that Authority obtains the funds 
which it wil' shortly seek. 

Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 

City Planning Board, 

January 9, 1958. 
Hon. John B. Hynes, 

Mayor of Boston. 
Dear Mr. Mayor: 

As agreed at the meeting in your office last 
week of representatives of the Law Department, 
Redevelopment Authority, and Planning Board, 
to expedite the actual development of the pro- 
posed government center certain detailed plan- 
ning work should be undertaken as soon as pos- 
sible. If this project qualified for federal rede- 
velopment assistance, these activities would nor- 
mally be carried out with funds borrowed from 
the federal government under a survey and plan- 
ning contract. The project does not so qualify, 
but it has been agreed that the powers extended 
to the Boston Redevelopment Authority by 
state law should be utilized and the project 
undertaken as a redevelopment project financed 
wholly with local funds. 

The Redevelopment Authority is not pre- 
pared legally to do the necessary planning 



10 



CITY COUNCIL 



studies under the present circumstances. It 
was agreed therefore that funds be advanced 
to the Planning Board for this work. 

Expert consultants must be engaged for the 
work required. These include: 

1. A city planner-architect team to prepare 
a detailed site plan of the project area. This 
plan would include the design of the street and 
block layout, landscaping and public open space, 
and recommendations for building design and 
placement and location and nature of off-street 
parking facilities. 

Adams, Howard & Greeley, city planning 
consultants, and Anderson & Beckwith, archi- 
tects, were asked to submit a preliminary es- 
timate. They were approached because they 
are logical firms of extensive experience and in- 
ternational repute and, as a joint venture, 
they have just completed a similar although 
larger study in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Their estimate is $50,000. 

2. A real estate consultant to analyze the 
market for any sites made available for private 
development within the project and to establish 
fair re-use value for all parcels created within 
the project. The marketability analysis would 
assist the planners in establishing project 
boundaries, determining the most effective site 
plan, and fixing restrictions on development. 
The re-use appraisal would serve as a guide 
to the Redevelopment Authority for all land 
transactions. 

The William H. Ballard Company was asked 
to submit a preliminary proposal for this work. 
This firm has been doing business in Boston 
since 1917 and is active and widely respected 
in real estate circles. It has had extensive ex- 
perience in making marketability studies and 
re-use appraisals for redevelopment projects 
throughout New England and is thoroughly 
familiar with downtown Boston. The pre- 
liminary estimate by William S. Ballard, presi- 
dent of the firm, is $20,000. 

3. An engineering consultant to advise and 
report on traffic circulation, parking, utility 
and street construction matters and to provide 
an estimate of site development costs. Because 
the site plan will of necessity l'equire substan- 
tial changes in the street pattern, will be in- 
fluenced by the existence of several transit 
subways and stations, and will propose a con- 
siderable amount of additional off-street park- 
ing space requiring efficient egress, an engi- 
neering consultant with traffic engineering ex- 
perience will be required. 

Although none of the local engineering firms 
have been asked for an estimate as yet, the 
staff estimates that this service would not ex- 
ceed $20,000. 

4. Finally, particular specialists may be re- 
quired from time to time on a per diem basis or 
temporary staff assistance may be required as 
special problems arise during the project 
planning period. An allowance is requested 
to cover these contingencies in an amount of 
$10,000. 

In total, the extra funds required for the 
Planning Board to carry out this government 
center project planning assignment is estimated 
at $100,000. 

Sincerely yours, 

Donald M. Graham, 
Planning Administrator. 

Ordered, That the sum of one hundred 
thousand (100,000) dollars be, and hereby is, 
appropriated for the purpose hereinafter speci- 
fied, said sum to be raised by taxation on the 
polls and estates in the City of Boston, and 
that all orders hereinafter or heretofore passed 



by the City Council relating to appropriations, 
taxes, and the interest thereon, apply to the 
appropriations and taxes herein provided for. 

City Planning Board. 
Special Appropriation: 

Governmental Center Study $100,000 

Referred to the Committee on Appropriations 
and Finance. 

CERTAIN INFORMATION CONCERNING 
BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. 
The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, January 13, 1958. 
To the City Coufcil. 
Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith communication and data 
from the Director of the Boston Public Library 
with reference to your order of November 18, 
1957, concerning the formula by which the 
reciprocal agreement of borrowing books is 
carried on between various cities and towns. 
This data is th? first installment in the in- 
formation requested. Additional installments 
will be forwarded when completed. 
Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Library Department, January 13, 1958. 
Mr. Harold B. Flemming, 

Chief Clerk, Mayor's Office. 
Dear Sir: 

The City Council has requested information 
as contained in the following order: 

Ordered, That the Director of the Boston 
Public Library be requested, under the pro- 
visions of section 17F of chapter 376 of the 
Acts of 1951, and any amendments pursuant 
thereto, and under any authority vested in 
the City Council, at the meeting of the Council 
next ensuing after one week from receipt of 
this order, answer in writing to the questions 
set forth in the following: 

1. When the formula by which the reciprocal 
agreement of borrowing books is carried on 
between the cities and towns was enacted 
setting forth the cities and towns participating, 
the number of books in the Boston Public Li- 
brary, the number of books in the other or said 
cities and towns, the number of books Boston 
borrowed from each city or town in the last 
fiscal year, the number of books each city or 
town borrowed from Boston in the last fiscal 
year, and the cost to Boston of such service. 

Herewith there is supplied the first installment 
of the requested information. This section is 
concerned with the interlibrary loans between 
the Boston Public Library and the other public 
libraries in the Commonwealth of Massachu-* 
setts. 

The second section will be concerned with 
the interlibrary loans between the Boston Public 
Library and other libraries (not public li- 
braries) in Massachusetts. 

The third section will be concerned with the 
interlibrary loans between the Boston Public 
Library and other libraries outside of Massa- 
chusetts. 

A final section will provide data on the cost 
of the interlibrary loan service. 

The second and third and final sections are 
expected to be ready for transmittal within 
the coming week. 

Yours respectfully, 

Milton E. Lord, 

Director. 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Section 8. Any free town public library may loan its books or other library material to any other 
such library or to citizens of other towns or nonresidents, under such written conditions and regulations 
as may be made by the board of trustees or other authority having control of the library so loaning. Any 
town may raise money to pay the expenses of so borrowing books and other library material from the 
library of any other town. 

General Laws, Tercentenary edition, Chapter 78, Section 8. 
Boston Public Library. 
Number of Volumes 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 723,599 

Division of Reference and Research Services 1,381,853 

2,105,452 



JANUARY 13, 1958 



11 



Boston Public Library. 
Inter-Library Loans, to Other Massachusetts Public Libraries, 1957. 



Place 



Amherst 

Andover 

Arlington 

Ashburnham. . . 

Ashland 

Athol 

Attleboro 

Auburn 

Ayer 

Barnstable 

Barre 

Bedford 

Belchertown 

Belmont 

Bernardston 

Beverly 

Billerica 

Bolton 

Bourne 

Boylston 

Braintree 

Brewster 

Brockton 

Brookfield 

Brookline 

Buzzards Bay . . . 

Cambridge 

Canton 

Chatham 

Cochituate 

Cohasset 

Ooncord 

Danvers 

Dedham 

Deerfield 

Duxbury 

East Bridgewater . 
East Brookfield. . 

East Douglas 

Easton 

Everett 

Fall River 

Falmouth 

Fitchburg 

Foxboro 

Framingham 

Franklin 

Gardner 

Gloucester 

Grafton 

Greenfield 

Groton 

Hanover 

Harwich 

Haverhill 

Holbrook 

Holden 

Holliston 

Holyoke 

Hudson 

Ipswich 

Kingston 

Lawrence 

Lee 

Lenox 

Leominster 

Lowell 

Lunenberg 

Lynn 

Maiden 

Marblehead 

Marlboro 

Marshfield 

Mattapoisett 

Medfield 

Med way 

Melrose 

Merrimac 

Middleborough . . . 

Middleton 

Millis 

Milton 

Monson 

Natick 

Needham 

New Bedford 

Newburyport 

Newton 

North Adams 



No. of Vols. 


No. of Vols. 


No. of Vols. 


No. of Vols. 


No. of Vols 


in Library 


Requested 


Lent 


Not Lent 


Borrowed 




from B.P.L. 


by B.P.L. 


by B.P.L. 


by B.PJj. 


40,031 


4 


1 


3 





52,918 


25 


15 


10 





108,208 


40 


24 


26 





15,332 


2 


2 








20,625 


2 


2 








24,588 


13 


7 


6 





74,769 


8 


6 


2 





19,984 


9 


5 


4 





15,000 


5 


1 


4 





17,098 





4 


2 





20,585 


1 


1 








* 


6 


3 


3 





8,955 


6 


1 


5 





66,128 


. 11 


7 


4 





10,583 


4 


1 


3 





111,754 


6 


1 


5 





* 


22 


14 


8 





* 


4 


2 


2 





38,640 


4 


2 


2 





17,050 


7 


4 


3 





50,697 


4 


o 


2 





6,000 


15 


6 


9 





139,811 


34 


17 


17 





15,317 


8 


5 


3 





242,889 


18 


10 


8 





* 


1 


1 








182,080 


4 


1 


3 





26,500 


21 


6 


15 





13,666 


10 


6 


4 





* 


1 


1 








31,535 


13 


3 


10 





106,036 


3 


1 


2 





40,425 


15 


2 


13 





52,333 - 


56 


37 


19 





11,724 


5 


2 


3 





* 


34 


23 


11 





21,844 


17 


12 


5 





7,411 


6 


4 


2 





2,666 


4 


1 


3 





32,661 


13 


10 


3 





105,129 


3 


3 








179,153 


14 


6 


8 





3,500 


22 


7 


15 





88,717 


25 


10 


15 





9,446 


9 


4 


5 





70.000 


15 


9 


6 





24,768 


1 


1 








53,593 


9 


5 


4 





36,697 


24 


13 


11 





40,633 


2 


1 


1 





70,588 


13 


4 


9 





18,835 


1 


1 








14,000 


2 


2 








16,247 


16 


10 


6 





145,649 


5 


2 


3 





14,440 


13 


/ 


(i 





15,962 


11 


8 


3 





12,785 


20 


14 








110,595 


7 


9 


5 





31,882 


15 


10 


5 





27,419 


2 


1 


1 





15,744 


10 


1 


9 





143,638 


4 


3 


1 





* 


11 


3 


8 





53,154 


22 


17 


5 





68,102 


34 


25 


9 





171,220 


21 


17 


4 





15,200 


o 


1 


4 





197,451 


18 


6 


12 





141,741 


5 


2 


3 





45,508 


4 


1 


3 





72,252 


35 


6 


29 





19,229 


9 


1 


8 





10,890 


4 


1 


3 





15,000 


10 


5 


5 





5,721 


1 


1 








70,749 


11 


5 


6 





8,174 


3 


1 


2 





61,063 


5 


2 


3 





11,394 


4 


2 


2 





4,424 


4 


3 


1 





79,548 


10 


4 


6 





22,707 


10 


5 


5 





67,832 


9 


2 


7 





40,835 


37 


8 


29 





263,880 


8 


4 


4 





95,066 


43 


14 


29 





262,070 


24 


3 


21 





56,150 


5 


2 


3 






'Data not available. 



12 



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Place 

North Andover. . . . 
North Reading . 

Northampton 

Norton 

Norwell 

Norwood 

Oak Bluffs 

Orleans 

Oxford 

Peabody 

Pepperell 

Pigeon Cove 

Pittsfield 

Plymouth 

Provincetown 

Quincy 

Rockport 

Salem 

Sandwich 

Scituate 

Sharon 

Sheffield 

Sherborn ,. 

Shirley 

Somerville 

South Dartmouth . 

Southboro 

Southbridge 

Silencer 

Springfield 

Stockbridge 

Stoneham 

Stoughton 

Sudbury 

Swampscott 

Taunton 

Truro 

Uxbridge 

Vineyard Haven. . . 

Wakefield 

Walpole 

Waltham 

Warren 

Watertown 

Wellesley 

Wellfleet 

West Boylston 
West Brookfield . . . 
West Medway. . . . 
West Newbury . . . 

Westborough 

Westfield 

Weston 

Westwood 

Weymouth 

Whitinsville 

Wilmington 

Winchester 

Winthrop 

Woburn 

Worcester 

Yarmouth 

Woods Hole 



No. of Vols. 


No. of Vols. 


No. of Vols. 


No. of Vols. 


No. of Vols 


in Library 


Requested 


Lent 


Not Lent 


Borrowed 




from B.P.L. 


by B.P.L. 


by B.P.L. 


by B.P.L. 


24,405 


6 


3 


3 





13,267 


9 


1 


8 





293,00!) 


3 


3 








9,927 


•> 


2 








4,500 


7 


1 








46,619 


9 


6 


3 





5,997 


6 


3 


3 





11,470 


19 


8 


11 





21,618 


4 


1 


3 





" 54,955 


6 


5 


1 





14,832 


3 


3 








5,370 


3 


2 


1 





112,939 


4 


1 


3 





40,499 


19 


7 


12 





10,556 


14 


8 








170,506 


34 


14 


20 





10,463 


5 


1 


4 





* 


3 


3 








18,559 


2 


2 








10,019 


11 


6 


5 





15,000 


7 


3 


4 





15,253 


3 


2 


1 





12,267 


i 


1 








* 


4 


9 


2 





144,315 


22 


8 


14 





* 


20 


4 


16 





26,745 


5 


2 


3 





33,355 


30 


7 


23 





18,719 


11 


7 


7 





544,056 


14 


5 


9 





25,000 


2 


1 


1 





36,988 


7 


5 


2 





16,000 


36 


24 


12 





* 


12 


2 


10 





34,017 


16 


5 


11 





106,829 


15 


9 


6 





6,472 


6 


6 








23,946 


9 





3 





* 


4 


2 


2 





85,648 


3 


2 


1 





37,855 


19 


12 


7 





162,433 


3 


3 








* 


9 


4 


5 





129,392 


16 





11 





63,455 


6 


1 


5 





7,763 


6 


2 


4 





17,759 


2 


1 


1 





22,446 


4 


1 


3 





12,974 


14 


1 


13 





8,274 


2 


1 


1 





22,513 


7 


4 


3 





64,950 


20 


7 


13 





39,920 


4 


2 


9 





14,613 


6 


3 


3 





80,499 


21 


9 


12 





* 


7 


3 


4 





* 


6 


1 


5 





59,316 


29 


14 


15 





54,843 


41 


12 


29 





65,674 


2 


2 








490,387 


10 


3 


7 





14,147 


10 


1 


9 





9,690 


9 


o 


4 






* Data not available. 

On motion of Councillor McCormack the foregoing message and communication were referred to the 
Executive Committee. 



REQUEST FOR CERTAIN INFORMATION ON CITY AND COUNTY EMPLOYEES, 

The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, January 13, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith communication from the Director of Administrative Services in regard to your 
order of December 9, 1957, relative to specific information concerning personnel. 

Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Administrative Services Department, 

January 8, 1958. 
Hon. John B. Hynes, 

Mayor of Boston. 
Dear Mr. Mayor: 

With reference to Council order of December 9, 1957, requesting specific information concerning 
personnel, I submit herewith schedules answering Questions 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. 

In answer to Question No. 2, I am unable at this time to answer this question as each department 
head will be called upon to give this information in connection with the current budget. In theory, all 
vacancies have been canceled by memorandum No. 1, dated January 2, 1958, addressed to all department 
heads in which it was indicated that all present permanent vacancies are canceled for the year 1958 except 
where such positions are vacant pending a scheduled Civil Service examination, or where such positions 
can be filled by promotion with the subsequent elimination of a position of lower rank. 



JANUARY 13, 1958 



13 



In addition, a moratorium of thirty days was declared in the appointment of any emergency em- 
ployees other than in the Hospital Department. 

Therefore, the views that a department head may have held a few weeks earlier concerning positions 
which should not be abolished may have been changed and this information will develop during the next 
few weeks. 

In answer to question No. 9, the plans being formulated to comply with the order to reduce personnel 
by 5 per cent within eighteen months has been declared in the above-mentioned memorandum No. 1 and 
personally by the Mayor at a meeting of all department heads scheduled for January 10. The desire 
to reduce personnel is now thoroughly understood by departmental officials and by means of budgetary 
checks and personnel control at this office it is believed that the proposed reduction in personnel may be 
achieved by December 31, or within the eighteen months specified last fall. 

Sincerely yours, 

Wh, Arthur Reilly, Director. 

LIST OF VACANCIES IN VARIOUS CITY DEPARTMENTS 

Administrative Services Department 

Administrative Division 

Compensation Weekly 

Title op Position Grade Salary Vacancies 

Administrative Analyst '. 23 $88.25 3 

Budget Division 

Senior Budget Analyst 2G $98 . 75 1 

Principal Clerk and Stenographer 17 70.25 1 

Personnel Division 

Senior Clerk and Typist 13 SCO. 25 1 

Purchasing Division — Printing Section 

Storekeeper 13 $00.25 1 

Compositor — — 2 

Compositor Apprentice — — 1 

Foreman Book Composing Room 1 

Job Pressman — 1 

Monotype Caster Operator : 1 

Monotype Keyboard Operator-Apprentice — 1 

Multilith Press Operator — — 2 

Working Foreman Cylinder Pressman — 1 

Assessing Department 

Corporation Tax Examiner 22 $84 . 75 1 

Title Examiner 19 75.25 1 

Assistant Assessor . 15 05 . 25 1 

Senior Statistical Machine Operator 13 00.25 ] 

Clerk and Typist 8 47.75 1 

Auditing Department 

Senior Account Clerk 13 $00.25 1 

Senior Accounting Machine Operator , . 13 00.25 1 

Accounting Machine Operator S 47.75 1 

Clerk S 47.75 2 

Boston Retirement Board 

Clerk and Typist 8 $47.75 1 

City Planning Department 

Junior Planner 24 $91 . 75 1 

Planning Illustrator 24 91 .75 1 

Senior Clerk and Typist 13 00.25 1 

Boston Traffic Department 

Principal Traffic Engineer (Electrical) 30 $117.75 IT 

Senior Clerk 13 00.25 l T 

Traffic Sign Maintenance Man 13 00 . 25 IT 

Building Department 

Head of Technical Service Division 30 $117 75 1 

Building Plan Examiner 24 91 .75 2 

Senior Egress Inspector 20 77 . 75 1 

Building Inspector 19 75.25 4 

Interior Electricil Inspector 21 81.25 1 

Elevator Inspector 18 72 . 75 5 

Welding Inspector 18 72 75 1 

Street Numbering Inspector 17 70.25 1 

Egress Zoning Inspector 17 70.25 2 

Egree Inspector 17 70.25 3 

Senior Clerk and Typist 13 00.25 1 

Senior Clerk and Typist 13 00.25 IT 

Clerk and Typist 8 47.75 2 

Clerk and Messenger '.'....' 8 47 . 75 1 

Fire Department 
Civilian 

Fire Apparatus Repair Foreman 18 $72 .75 IT 

Blacksmith 15 65 . 25 IT 

Fire Apparatus Repairman 15 65.25 2 

Leather and Canvas Worker 15 65.25 1 

Machinist 15 65 . 25 IT 

Meter Equipment Repairman 15 65 . 25 1 

Steam Fireman 15 05 . 25 2 

Steamfiitter 15 05 . 25 1 

Senior Clerk and Typist 13 00.25 j T 

Telephone Operator 13 00.25 1 

Oarage Attendant 12 57.75 1 

Watchman 11 55.25 1 

Clerk and Typist 8 47.75 2T 

Custodian Worker „„„.,„.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,., 8 47.75 1 



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Fire Alarm 
Civilian 

Compensation 
Title of Position Grade 

Fire \huin Operator 

Lineman — 

Machinist 

Radio Repairman 

Senior Fire Alarm Operator 

Uniformed Force 

Deputy Fire Chief 

Fire Captain ■ — 

Fire Lieutenant — 

Fire Fighter — 

Health Department 

Public Health Dentist 22 

Head Clerk 20 

Environmental Sanitation Inspector 19 

Public Health Nurse 18 

Junior Bacteriologist 16 

Dental Hygienist 14 

Laboratory Assistant 9 

Constable — 



Weekly 
Salary 


Vacancies 


§78.35 
78.35 
78.35 
78.35 
97.12 


1 T 
2T 
1 

1 
1 T 


$154.21 

109.19 

97.12 

78 . 35 


1 

2 
1 
2 


$84.75 
77.75 
75.25 
72 . 75 
07 . 75 
62.75 
50.25 
54.86 


1 
1 
2 
2 
1 
2 
1 
1 



Hospital Department 
Hospital Division 

Director of Personnel 30 

First Assistant Chief Power Plant Engineer 24 

Personnel Officer 22 

Dietitian 21 

Supervisor of Ambulance Service 21 

Accountant 20 

Head City Hospital Guard _ 20 

Secretary to Department Head, Boston City Hospital 20 

Senior Public Relations Representative (Part time) 20 

Neuro-Psychiatric Social Work Supervisor 19 

Head Clerk, Hospital Department 18 

Assistant Ambulance Foreman 17 

Chief Supervisor 17 

Principal Clerk 17 

Principal Medical Stenographer 17 

Social Worker 17 

Librarian, School of Nursing 16 

Electrician 16 

Working Foreman Plumber and Steamfitter 16 

Ambulance Driver 15 

Carpenter 15 

Electrical Refrigeration Repairman 15 

Gasfitter 15 

Plumber 15 

Physical Therapist 14 

Laboratory Technician 14 

Occupational Therapist 14 

Senior Hospital Laundry Worker 14 

Senior X-Ray Technician 14 

Senior Accounting Machine Operator 13 

Senior Clerk and Typist 13 

Telephone Operator 13 

City Hospital Guard 12 

Senior Hospital House Worker 12 

Senior Hospital Medical Worker 12 

Steamfitter's Helper 12 

Watchman 11 

Laboratory Assistant 9 

X-Ray Technician 9 

Clerk 8 

Clerk and Typist 8 

Clerk and Stenographer 8 

Elevator Operator 8 

Hospital House Worker 8 

Hospital Kitchen Worker 8 

Hospital Laundry Worker 8 

Hospital Medical Worker 8 

Laboratory Assistant (Part Time) 5 

Supervising Nursing Instructor 22 

Supervising Nursing Administrator 22 

Nursing Instructor 21 

Senior Assistant Nursing Instructor 20 

Nurse, Anesthetist 19 

Head Nurse 19 

Floor Duty Nurse TB 19 

Male Nurse 17 

House Mother 17 

Floor Duty Nurse 17 

Floor Duty Nurse part-time $1 . 75 to 

Floor Duty Nurse, part-time, TB 



SI 17. 75 


1 


91.75 


1 


84 . 75 


1 


81.25 


2 


81.25 


1 


77.75 


1 


77.75 


1 


77 . 75 


1 


77.75 


1 


75.25 


1 


72 . 75 


1 


70.25 


1 


70.25 


1 


70.25 


1 


70.25 


2 


70.25 


3 


67 . 75 


1 


67.75 


1 


67.75 


1 


65.25 


1 


65.25 


1 


65.25 


1 


65.25 


1 


65.25 


1 


62.75 


1 


62 . 75 


1 


62.75 


1 


62.75 


2 


62 . 75 


3 


60.25 


1 


60.25 


1 


60.25 


1 


57.75 


2 


57 . 75 


3 


57 . 75 


6 


57.75 


1 


55.25 


2 


50.25 


1 


50.25 


6 


47.75 


1 


47.75 


10 


47.75 


1 


47.75 


4 


47 . 75 


22 


47.75 


12 


47.75 


11 


47.75 


20 


40.25 


1 


84.75 


1 


84.75 


1 


81.25 


4 


77.75 


1 


75.25 


1 


75.25 


3 


75.25 


1 


70.25 


5 


70.25 


3 


70.25 


15 


95 per hr. 


30 




2 



JANUARY 13, 1958 



15 



Sanatorium Division 

Compensation 

Title of Position Grade 

Pharmacist 18 

Graduate Registered Nurse 19 

Head Occupational Therapist 16 

Third Class Stationary Engineer 16 

Principal Hospital Kitchen Worker 15 

Graduate Non-Registered Nurse 16 

Laboratory Technician 14 

Licensed Attendant Nurse ,. . 14 

Senior Hospital Kitchen Worker 12 

Clerk and Typist 8 

Elevator Operator 8 

Hospital Kitchen Worker 8 

Hospital House Worker 8 

Hospital Laundry Worker 8 

Hospital Medical Worker 8 

Graduate Registered Nurse, part-time $1 . 75 to $1 . 95 

Patient Male Nurse 1.75 to 1.95 

Long Island Division 

Senior Accountant 23 

Steward 24 

Assistant Plant Superintendent, L. I. H 22 

Chef, L. I. H 18 

Head Nurse 19 

Principal Physical Therapist 17 

Operating Room Supervisor 18 

Electrician 16 

Graduate Nurse, Registered 17 

Plumber 15 

Steamfitter > 15 

Laboratory Technician 14 

Occupational Therapist 14 

Physical Therapist 14 

Senior Clerk and Stenographer 13 

Long Island Hospital Guard 12 

Plumber's Helper 12 

Senior Attendant Nurse 12 

Senior Hospital Kitchen Worker 12 

Working Foreman Laborer 12 

Cemetery Laborer 11 

Hospital Laborer 11 

Principal Hospital House Worker Sewing 11 

Maintenance Stores Clerk 10 

Senior Hospital House Worker Sewing 9 

X-Ray Technician 9 

Chapel Custodian 8 

Clerk and Stenographer 8 

Clerk and typist 8 

Hospital House Worker 8 

Hospital Kitchen Worker .'. . . .• 8 

House Mother, Nurses Home 8 

Incinerator Operator 8 

Laboratory Helper 8 

Matron 8 

Painter's Helper " 8 

Pharmacy Helper 8 

Storeroom Helper 8 

AVatchman 8 

Student Practical Nurse $16 . 51 wk. 

Engine Room Helpers 8 

Law Department 

Head Administrative Clerk 26 

Senior Clerk and Typist 13 

Clerk and Stenographer 8 

Constable 

Licensing Boakd 

Hearings Stenographer 17 

Pabks and Recreation Department 

Junior Civil Engineer 20 

Golf Course Foreman 19 

Park Maintenance Foreman 19 

Second Class Stationary Engineer 18 

Principal Clerk and Typist 17 

Greenskeeper ' 16 

Third Class Stationary Engineer . . 16 

Third Class Stationary Engineer 16 

Heavy Motor Equipment Operator 15 

Maintenance Mechanic Carpenter 15 

Senior Engineering Aid 15 

Recreation Instructor 14 

Swimming Instructor 14 

Tree Climber 14 

Tree Climber 14 

Park Keeper ■ 12 

Park Maintenance Man 12 

Laborer .■■■■■ H 

Recreation Aid and Accompanist . 9 

Matron 8 

Maintenance Mechanic Rigger 15 



Weekly 




Sal; 


iry 


Vacancies 


$72 


.75 


1 


75 


.25 


19 


67 


.75 


1 


67 


.75 


2 


65 


.25 


1 


67 


.75 


4 


62 


.75 


1 


62 


.75 


3 


57 


.75 


1 


47 


.75 


1 


47 


.75 


9 


47 


.75 


11 


47 


.75 


6 


47 


.75 


5 


47 


.75 


17 


per hr. 


7 


per hr. 


7 


$88 


25 


1 


91 . 


75 


1 


84 


.75 


1 


72 


.75 


1 


75 


.25 


20 


70 


.25 


1 


72 


75 


1 


67 


75 


1 


70 


.25 


3 


65 


25 


l 


65 


,25 


l 


62 


.75 


i 


62. 


.75 


2 


62 


.75 


1 


60 


25 


1 


57 


75 


2 


57. 


75 


1 


57. 


75 


1 


57. 


.75 


3 


57. 


75 


1 


55. 


25 


1 . 


55, 


25 


1 


55 


25 


1 


52. 


75 


1 


50. 


25 


2 


50. 


25 


1 


47. 


75 


1 


47. 


75 


4 


47. 


75 


1 


47. 


75 


8 


47. 


75 


8 


47. 


75 


1 


47. 


75 


1 


47. 


75 


1 


47. 


75 


5 


47. 


75 


1 


47. 


75 


2 * 


47. 


75 


3 


47. 


75 


1 
28 



47.75 



598.75 


1 


60.25 


1 


47.75 


1 


62.53 


1 



$70.25 



$77.75 


1 T 


75.25 


1 


75.25 


1 


72.75 


1 


70.25 


1 


67 . 75 


1 


67.75 , 


1 


67.75 


1 T 


65 . 25 


1 T 


65 . 25 


1 


65.25 


1 T 


62.75 


1 T 


62.75 


1 


62.75 


1 


62.75 


2 T 


57 . 75 


2- 


57.75 


1 


55.25 


11 


50.25 


1 


47 . 75 


3 


65.25 


IT 



16 CITY COUNCIL 



Weekly 




Salary 


Vacancies 


$75.25 


1 T 


60.25 


1 


57.75 


4 


57.75 


2 


55. 25 


2 


$146.25 


1 


81.25 


1 


81.25 


1 


75 . 25 


1 


70.25 


23 


70.25 


1 


70.25 


2 


67.75 


1 


67.75 


1 


60.25 


4 


47.75 


15 



Cemetery Division 

Compensation 

Title of Position Grade 

Cemetery Foreman 19 

Senior Clerk and Typist 13 

Grave Digger 12 

Motor Equipment Operator and Laborer 12 

Laborer (Cemetery) 11 

Welfare Department 

Deputy Welfare Agent 36 

Head Administrative Clerk 21 

Principal Social Work Supervisor 21 

Social Work Supervisor 19 

Social Worker 17 

Principal Bookkeeper 17 

Principal Clerk 17 

Third Class Stationary Engineer 16 

Typewriter Inspector and Technician 16 

Senior Clerk-Typist-Stenographer 13 

Clerk-Typist-Stenographer 8 

Temporary Home 
Housemaid 8 $47 . 75 

Wayfarers' Lodge 
Superintendent 18 $72.75 

Public Works Department 
Automotive Division 

Principal Account Clerk 

Working Foreman Motor Equipment Repairman 

Crane Operator 

Motor Equipment Repairman 

Garage Attendant 

Mobile Guard 

Motor Equipment Operator and Laborer 

Laborer (Garage) 

Laborer- Watchman 

Central Office 

Principal Clerk and Typist 

Clerk and Stenographer 

Bridge Service 

Assistant Civil Engineer 

Junior Civil Engineer 

Electrician Operator 

Drawtender 

Painter 

Senior Engineering Aid 

First Assistant Drawtender 

First Assistant Drawtender 

Assistant Drawtender 

Junior Engineering Aid 

Highway Service 

Principal Civil Engineer 

Senior Civil Engineer 

Bulldozer Operator 

Heavy Motor Equipment Operator and Laborer 

Paver 

Senior Clerk and Stenographer 

Working Foreman Motor Equipment Operator and Laborer 

Motor Equipment Operator and Laborer 

Motor Equipment Operator and Laborer 

Laborer- Watchman 

Laborer 

Laborer 

Clerk and Typist 

Clerk and Typist 

Sanitary Service 

Street Cleaning and Waste Collector Inspector 

Motor Equipment Operator and Laborer 

Motor Equipment Operator and Laborer 

Laborer , 

Laborer- Watchman 

Laborer 



17 
16 
15 
15 
12 
12 
12 
11 
11 


$70.25 
67.75 
65.25 
65.25 
57.75 
57.75 
57.75 
55.25 
55.25 


1 

1 T 
1 T 
2 

IT 
3 
2 

1 T 
2 


17 
8 


$70.25 
47.75 


1 T 
1 T 


24 
20 
18 
16 
15 
15 
14 
14 
13 
11 


$91.75 
77.75 
72.75 
67.75 
65.25 
65.25 
62.75 
62.75 
60.25 
55.25 


1 

1 

1 

1 

1 

1 

2 

1 T 

2 

2T 


30 


$117.75 


IT 


28 


108.25 


1 


15 


65.25 


1 


15 


65.25 


1 


14 


62.75 


5 


13 


60.25 


1 


13 


60.25 


1 


12 


57.75 


5 


12 


57.75 


2T 


11 


55.25 


1 


11 


55.25 


6 


11 


55.25 


2 T 


8 


47.75 


1 


8 


47.75 


3T 


17 


$70.25 


1 


12 


57.75 


4 


12 


57.75 


5T 


11 


55.25 


14 


11 


55.25 


1 


11 


55.25 


4T 



JANUARY 13, 1958 17 



Sewer Service 

Compensation Weekly 
Title of Position Grade Salary Vacancies 

Senior Civil Engineer 28 $108.25 IT 

Assistant Civil Engineer 24 91 .75 IT 

Junior Civil Engineer 20 77.75 IT 

Sewer Construction Inspector 17 70. 25 3 

Senior Engineering Aid 15 65. 25 1 

Senior Engineering Aid 15 65. 25 2 T 

Sewer Cleaner 14 62.75 1 

Sewer Cleaner 14 62.75 IT 

Motor Equipment Operator and Laborer 12 57 . 75 4 

Junior Engineering Aid 11 55.25 3 

Laborer 11 55.25 9 

Sumner Tunnel 

Electrician Operator 18 $72.75 1 

Cashier 16 67.75 1 

Heavy Motor Equipment Operator and Laborer 15 65.25 IT 

Laborer 11 55.25 1 

Survey Division 

Senior Engineering Aid 15 $65. 25 IT 

Junior Engineering Aid 11 55 . 25 2 

Water Service 

Water District Foreman 21 $81 . 25 1 

Carpenter Foreman 18 72.75 1 

Plumber and Lead Water Meter Installer 16 67.75 1 

Blacksmith 15 65.25 1 

Machinist 15 65.25 3 

Plumber 15 65.25 3 

Senior Engineering Aid 15 65. 25 IT 

Water Meter Repairman 15 65. 25 1 

Water Meter Reader -- 15 65.25 1 

Senior Clerk and Typist 13 60. 25 IT 

Water Service Repairman 14 62. 75 2 

Telephone Operator 13 60. 25 1 

Water Service Maintenance Man 13 60. 25 2 

Motor Equipment Operator and Laborer 12 57.75 3 

Laborer 11 55.25 15 

Laborer 11 55.25 3T 

Clerk 8 47.75 1 

Clerk 8 47.75 2T 

Clerk and Typist 8 47.75 2 

Clerk and Typist 8 47.75 2T 

Constable 1 59.65 1 

Real Property Department 
Buildings Division 

Plant Superintendent 

Second Class Stationary Engineer 

Principal Clerk 

Third Class Stationary Engineer 

Senior Building Custodian 

Working Foreman Carpenter 

Working Foreman Plumber 

Plumber 

Steam Fireman 

Storekeeper 

Telephone Operator 

Elevator Operator 

Senior Custodial Worker 

Custodial Worker 

Treasury Department 
Treasury Division 

Paymaster-Clerk 20 $77.75 2 

Tax Title Teller 19 75.25 1 

Collecting Division 

Teller 20 $77.75 1 

Principal Account Clerk 17 70. 25 1 

Senior Clerk and Typist 13 60.25 1 

Collecting Division — Water Service 
Principal Clerk 17 $70. 25 1 

Veterans' Services Department 
Clerk and Stenographer 8 $47 . 75 2 

Total 823 



24 


$91.75 


1 T 


18 


72.75 


1 


17 


70.25 


1 T 


16 


67.75 


1 


16 


67.75 


IT 


16 


67.75 


1 


16 


67.75 


1 T 


15 


65.25 


1 


15 


65.25 


4r 


13 


60.25 


1 


13 


60.25 


1 T 


11 


55.25 


2 


11 


55.25 


2 


8 


47.75 


5 



18 



CITY COUNCIL 



SCHEDULE G-4 

City of Boston and County ok Suffolk 

\i MKi.ii en Paid Officials and Employees. 



.Mayor's Office 

Civic Improvement Committee 

Civil Defense Activities 

('(inventions and Entertainment of Distinguished 

Ouests 

.Municipal Employment Bureau 

Bond Allotment Plan 

Public Celebrations Department 

Veterans' Graves Registration 

City Council 

City Council Officers and Employee? 

Administrative Services Department: 

Director's Office 

Personnel and Budget Division 

Purchasing Division 

Printing Section 

Art Commission 

*Art Department 

Assessing Department 

Auditing Department 

Board of Real Estate Commissioners 

Board of Recreation 

Boston Rent Board | 

Boston Retirement Board 

Boston Traffic Commission 

*Budget Department 

Building Department 

Board of Appeal 

Board of Examiners. 

City Clerk Department. 

City Planning Board 

City Record, Publication of 

Collecting Department 

Department of Veterans' Services 

Election Department 

Finance Commission 

Fire Department '. . . . . 

Electrical Inspection Division 

Health Department 

Hospital Department 

Sanatorium Division . . . . 

Institutions Department 

Law Department 

Workmen's Compensation Service 

Library Department 

Licensing Board 

Park Department 

Cemetery Division 

Police Department 

*Printing Department 

Public Buildings Department 

Market Division 

Public Welfare Department 

Public Works Department: 

Central Office 

Automotive Division 

Bridge Service 

Ferry Service 

Lighting Service 

Paving Service 

Sanitary Service 

Street Cleaning Service 

Sewer Service 

Water Service 

Sumner Traffic Tunnel 

Registry Department 

School Buildings Department 

School Department 

Statistics Department 

Street Laying-Out Department 

*Supply Department 

Transit Department 

Treasury Department 

Weights and Measures Department 



Jan. 1, 
1948. 



County of Suffolk . 



22 



1 

148 

60 

12 



20 
62 

12 

103 

7 

4 

21 

8 

2 

96 

62 

.53 

10 

2,125 

33 

398 

2,399 

44 5 

359 

67 

829 

16 

643 

63 

2,589 

121 

231 

8 

612 

12 

218 

83 

4 

516 

373 

494 

254 

428 

100 

34 

69 

5,706 

8 

86 

27 

326 

36 

20 



Jan. 1, 
1949. 



Jan. 1, 
19J0. 



Jan. 1, 
I9.>1. 



Feb. 1, 
19.52. 



Feb. 1, 
19o3. 



Feb. 1, 
I9j4. 



20,507 
1,098 



23 



1 

196 

59 

14 



2.5 

86 

1 1 

10:5 

7 

4 

22 

9 

2 

111 

67 

72 

10 

2,263 

33 

387 

2,675 

524 

370 

69 

4 

880 

16 

737 

70 

2,653 

124 

245 

8 

664 

11 

248 

76 

3 

522 

340 

546 

229 

414 

106 

36 

69 

5,660 

8 

84 

27 

802 

32 

20 



21,848 
1,121 



21 



1 

164 

59 

10 



22 

103 

12 

100 

7 

4 

21 

10 

2 

86 

91 

77 

10 

2,395 

36 

408 

2,959 

551 

419 

72 

6 

907 

17 

760 

65 

2,725 

129 

243 

10 

791 

10 

219 

73 

4 

554 

224 

628 

247 

479 

104 

38 

78 

5,723 

8 

171 



34 
20 



22,011 
1,144 



20 
13 

3 

7 
20 

4 
22 
15 



I 

117 

03 

11 



25 

115 

13 

102 

7 

4 

21 

13 

2 

79 

76 

62 

9 

2,378 

37 

390 

2,827 

581 

438 

77 

6 

839 

19 

755 

72 

2,832 

128 

226 

8 

696 

10 

102 

215 

70 

3 

433 

170 

636 

231 

461 

105 

34 

75 

5,792 

7 

94 

26 

33 

20 



21,683 
1,155 



21,605 22,969 23,155 22,838 23,566 23,035 22,806 



1 

149 

65 

21 

3 

25 

125 

10 

102 

7 

4 

20 

14 

2 

84 

77 

62 

9 

2,381 

38 

392 

3,102 

595 

471 

74 

7 

977 

17 

750 

75 

3,024 

123 

216 

8 

709 

11 

102 

205 

64 

3 

427 

158 

616 

216 

457 

107 

37 

75 

5,901 

6 

78 

30 

33 

20 



22,385 
1,181 



16 



2 
7 

22 
2 
4 
9 

16 



1 

145 

65 

11 

3 

25 
130 

11 

97 

7 

4 

19 

21 

2 

76 

7.5 

72 

8 

2,402 

37 

373 

3,175 

566 

472 

67 

7 

929 

17 

749 

63 

3,032 

119 

209 

7 

701 

11 
140 
212 

3 

425 

156 

587 

236 

439 

106 

38 

75 

5,473 

7 

78 

28 

32 
19 



21,863 
1,172 



17 

2 

12 



3 
4 

9 
17 

2 
10 
20 

114 

1 

142 

65 
12 
2 
28 
24 
133 

96 

7 

4 

19 

18 

2 

73 

77 

51 

8 

2,359 

33 

333 

3,164 

527 

491 



999 

17 

720 

69 

3,070 

200 
7 

721 

11 
135 

199 

3 

383 

146 

529 

220 

418 

105 

34 

76 

5,461 



77 



32 

18 



21,632 
1,174 



''Effective January 1, 1954, and by authority of the Ordinances of 1953, Chapter 8, approved December 31, 
these departments were consolidated in the Administrative Services Department. 



19.5:;, 



JANUARY 13, 1958 



19 



SCHEDULE G-5 

Nombkr of Officials and Employees of City Departments As Reorganized Under the Provisions 
of Chapter 8, Ordinances of 1953, and Chapter 2, Ordinances of 1954, and County of Suffolk. 



Feb. 1 
1955. 



Feb. 1 
1956. 



Feb. 1 
1957. 



Mayor's Office 

Civic Improvement Committee 

Civil Defense Activities 

Conventions and Entertainment of Distinguished Guests 

Bond Allotment Plan 

Public Celebrations Department 

Demolition or Restoration of Abandoned Properties 

City Council 

City Council Officers and Employees 

Administrative Services Department: 

Director's Office 

Personnel and Budget Division 

Purchasing Division 

Printing Section 

Art Commission 

Complaints Division 

Assessing Department 

Assessing Department Equalization Survey 

Auditing Department 

Boston Rent Board 

Boston Retirement Board 

Boston Traffic Commission 

Building Department 

Board of Appeal 

Board of Examiners 

City Clerk Department 

City Planning Board 

City Record, Publication of 

Election Department 

Finance Commission 

Fire Department 

Health Department: 

Health Division 

Registry Division 

Weights and Measures Division 

Hospital Department: 

Hospital Division 

Sanatorium Division 

Long Island Hospital Division 

Law Department 

Workmen's Compensation Service 

Library Department 

Licensing Board 

Parks and Recreation Department 

Cemetery Division 

Police Department 

Public Works Department: 

Central Office 

Automotive Division 

Bridge Service 

Lighting Service 

Paving Service 

Sanitary Service 

Sewer Service 

Survey Division 

Water Service 

Sumner Traffic Tunnel 

Real Property Department: 

Real Property Division 

Buildings Division 

Market Division , 

School Buildings Department 

School Department 

Treasury Department: 

Collecting Division 

Treasury Division 

Veterans' Services Department 

Veterans' Graves Registration 

Welfare Department 

County of Suffolk 



15 
1 

14 
2 

14 
6 

9 

17 

4 

16 

29 

108 

1 

3 

144 

66 

28 

31 

126 

128 

9 

4 

17 

20 

2 

48 

8 

2,217 

326 
34 

18 

3,247 

536 

489 

67 

8 

919 

17 

707 

71 

3,049 

11 
136 
187 
5 
366 
614 
196 

43 
379 
106 

13 

234 

7 

72 

5,707 

69 

35 

78 

1 

720 



18 
2 

15 
2 

11 
6 

9 
17 

5 

18 
30 
99 

1 

4 

147 

69 

17 

28 

133 

129 

10 

4 

17 

21 

2 

45 

8 

2,211 

339 
35 

18 

3,399 

521 

498 

70 

8 

963 

17 

691 

68 

3,044 

11 
132 
183 
5 
360 
613 
188 

41 
389 
116 

15 

239 

7 

71 

5,743 

74 

38 

81 

1 

701 



18 
2 

17 
2 
9 
6 
3 
9 

17 



18 

29 

123 



142 

8 

69 

24 

127 

128 

10 

4 

17 

18 

2 

48 

8 

2,163 

347 
38 
18 

3,458 
494 
463 



940 

19 

671 

67 

3,027 

12 
129 
172 
6 
369 
619 
182 

38 
381 
113 

16 

237 

7 

69 

5,593 

74 

39 

81 

2 

704 



21,554 
1,130 

22,684 



21,757 
1,147 

22,904 



21,488 
1,161 



22,649 



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Number of Employees, by Department on the City Payroll as of November 30, 1957, as Supplied 
BY Payroll Division of Auditing Department. 



Number 
Department Employees 

Administrative Services: 

Administrative Division 5 

Budget Division 9 

Personnel Division 9 

Complaints Division 2 

Printing Section — Purchasing Division.. . 122 

Purchasing Division 2 ) 

Assessing Department 133 

Auditing Department 6) 

Boston Retirement Board 23 

Boston Traffic Department 129 

Building Department: 127 

Board of Appeal 9 

Board of Examiners 4 

City Clerks Department 17 

City Council 23 

City Planning Department 27 

City Record 2 

Election Department 48 

Finance Commission 8 

Fire Department 2,187 

Health Department: 

Health Division 378 

Weights and Measures Division 19 

Registry Division 37 

Hospital Department: 

Hospital Division 3,523 



Sanatorium Division . 

Long Island Division 

Law Department: 

Workmens' Compensation Division. 

Library Department 

licensing Board 

Mayor's Office: 

Conventions 

Public Celebrations 

Bond Allotment 

Civil Defense 

Civic Improvement 

Parks and Recreation Department:. . . 

Cemetery Division 



503 

484 

08 

9 

965 

18 

17 

2 



8 

12 

2 

717 

09 



Number 
Department Employees 

Police Department 3,054 

Public Works Department: 

Central Office 11 

Automotive Division Ill 

Bridge Division 109 

Lighting Service : 

Highway Division 332 

Sanitary Division 02 1 

Sewer Division 177 

Sumner Tunnel 113 

Survey Division 40 

Water Division 3/3 

Real Property Department: 

Property Division 17 

Buildings Division 235 

Market Division 7 

Treasury Department: 

Treasury Division 33 

Collecting Division 74 

Veterans' Services Department: 70 

Veterans' Graves Registration 2 

Welfare Department 702 

Demolition of Buildings 3 

Equalization Survey (Assessing) 8 



16,010 



City Total 

School Committee: 

Clerks 210 

Cafeterias 200 

Custodians. 489 

Teachers and Officers 3,024 

Temporary Teachers 1,110 

School Buildings Department 07 



School Totals 5,700 

County Employees 1,141 

Grand Total 22,8G3 



Number of (a) City; (b) County; (e) City and County, Employees Per Thousand of Population 
for the Years 1949 Through and Including 1957. 

City and 
City County County 

1949 27.40 1.42 28.89 

1950 27.05 1.44 28.49 

1951 27.93 1.47 29.40 

1952 27.28 1.46 28.74 

1953 20.99 1.46 28.45 

1954 20.89 1.41 28.30 

1955 27.15 1.43 28.58 

1956 20.81 1.44 28.20 

Source of Statistics — Last U. S. Census (1950) — City of Boston Population, 801,344. 



Comparison between Boston and Other Cities of 500,000 or More Population, Excluding 

School Employees. 

Population Number Employees and 

City (1950 U. S. Number Per Thousand 

Census) Population 

Chicago, Illinois 3,621,000 35,021 9.83 

Detroit, Michigan 1,850,000 28,728 15.52 

Los Angeles, California 2,244,000 32,440 14.45 

New York, New York 7,892,000 185,987 23 . 56 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2,072,000 27,371 13.20 

Baltimore, Maryland 950,000 14,736 15.51 

Buffalo, New York 580,000 6,41 1 11. 05 

Cincinnati, Ohio 504,000 9,461 18.77 

Cleveland, Ohio 915,000 15,866 17.33 

Houston, Texas 596,000 6,946 1 1 . 65 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 637,000 8,670 13.61 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 522,000 5,529 10.59 

New Orleans, Louisiana 570,000 9,331 16.37 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 677,000 7,587 11.20 

St. Louis, Missouri 857,000 12,721 1 4 . 84 

San Francisco, California 775,000 15,252 19.68 

Washington, D. C 802,000 15,672 19.54 

Boston, Massachusetts 801,344 17,056 21 . 28 



Note: Statistics obtained from 1957 Municipal Year Book for cities other than Boston, do not 
specify whether county employees are included. 

On motion of Councillor McLaughlin, the message and communication were referred to the Com- 
mittee on Appropriations and Finance. 



JANUARY 13, 1958 



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REPORT OF BOSTON REAL ESTATE 
BOARD ON ASSESSMENT PRACTICES. 
The following" was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, January 13, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

The Boston Real Estate Board, in December, 
presented to me a report relative to the as- 
sessment practices in the City of Boston and 
submitted therewith certain recommendations 
of that Board. 

For the information of the City Council, I 
transmit herewith copy of this report and also 
a copy of comments made relative to the report. 
Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 

Comments. 

During the month of December, 1957, a com- 
mittee of the Boston Real Estate Board pre- 
sented to me a report of that Board relative 
to assessment practices in the City of Boston 
and recommendations by the Boston Real Estate 
Board." 

On two occasions, this committee of the 
Real Estate Board met in the Mayor's office 
with officials of the Assessing Department and 
the Director of Administrative Services. The 
report was freely discussed on both occasions. 
With respect to the substance of the report, 
there were areas of agreement and areas of 
disagreement. At the time of the second meet- 
ing in the Mayor's office it was decided and 
agreed that the best course to follow, and the 
one which would be most productive of good, 
was to set up, by appointment of the Mayor, 
a semiofficial Advisory Assessing Board. Ap- 
pointments to this Board would be made by 
the Mayor to the number of five or seven, 
from a list of fifteen names to be submitted 
to the Mayor by the Real Estate Board. It 
was understood that the majority of those ap- 
pointed would not be direct parties at interest, 
and would be recognized expert appraisers, 
rather than owners or agents of downtown 
properties. The particular function of this 
Advisory Board would be to analyze and weigh 
the recommendations of the Real Estate Board, 
and at the same time analyze and weigh the 
expected results of the equalization study now 
in progress, together with recommendations to 
be made by city officials. 

For the reason that the existence of a re- 
port by the Real Estate Board is commonly 
known, and for the reason that nopublication 
of this report will continue to breed rumors 
of one kind or another, I am, with the consent 
of the Real Estate Board, releasing the report. 
I also append a statement reflecting the views 
of city officials, making reference to the sub- 
stance of the Real Estate Board's report, and 
to the recommendations contained in it. A 
perusal of the Real Estate Board's report, 
and my appended statement, will justify, I 
believe, the decision which was made to appoint 
an Advisory Assessing Board. 

At the outset, let it be noted that in 1950, 
when I first took office as Mayor, the total 
valuations of the City of Boston were, in round 
figures, $1,600,000,000. Today, those same val- 
uations total $1,490,000,000, a loss of 
$110,000,000. True, much of this loss in val- 
uations is because of public improvements, but 
it is also true that much of it is because of 
abatements of values on downtown properties. 
The value of some downtown properties has 
been reduced not once, but several times, 
during the period 1950 to date. The sub- 
stantial reductions in Ward 3, in recent years, 
is testimony to the fact that the Board of 
Assessors have not been unaware of the in- 
equities in that area of the city. The city's 
policy of carrying over abatements granted 
by the State Appellate Tax Board, or by the 
city's own Board of Review, gives rise to the 
belief that total valuations of the city, for a 
while longer, will continue to drop. To city 
officials, the constant shrinkage in total val- 
uations is a matter of grave concern, for it is 
from this source that the city must get over 



two thirds of the amount required to meet all 
municipal obligations and requirements. 

Despite the startling loss of valuations in 
recent years, it seems to be somewhat endemic 
that not enough has been done, nor fast enough, 
and this, of course, is accentuated as the tax 
rate rises. Giving some justification to this 
attitude, are the instances, and these are 
not typical of the whole, where values in a 
given location, or given block, seem to have 
no harmonious relationship. 

Recognizing that a solution of the thirty-year 
problem of establishing fair and equitable 
valuations could only be achieved through a 
revaluation or equalization study out of which 
would come sensible and scientific norms, the 
city engaged the services of an out-of-town 
expert consultant. 

This decision was made in consonance with 
a Finance Commission report of 1948, in which 
the recommendation was made that Mr. 
Cuthbert Reeves, of Buffalo, New York, a 
national authority on assessment pi-ocedures 
and practices, be engaged. This has been done. 

In effect, the present report of the Real 
Estate Board is a fractional part of the 
earlier report on assessment procedures made 
by Mr. Reeves to the Finance Commission. 
This report was given wide circulation. It 
recommended that the functions of determining 
valuations, and passing upon taxpayer griev- 
ances be separated. The Reeves report also 
recommended that the method of performance 
of its tasks by the Board of Assessors be 
completely reorganized and modernized, and 
that with these reorganizations should come 
a revaluation of the taxable properties in the 
city. 

I was, and still am, sympathetic with these 
recommendations. At my direction, a contract 
was made with Mr. Reeves to develop a plan 
to reorganize and moderize the methods of the 
assessors in establishing true taxable values. At 
my request, the City Council approved an ap- 
propriation for this purpose, although re- 
stricting the revaluation to nonresidential 
properties, this restriction being in accord with 
the general opinion that residential properties 
should not be revalued until such time as 
the city has available to it a substantial source 
of new income. Meanwhile, and as a part of 
the general reorganization of city departments, 
a chief recommendation of the Reeves-Finance 
Commission report was put into effect, that is, 
the separation of the assessment function from 
the review of assessments in applications for 
abatement. 

The present report of the Real Estate Board 
has brought into focus several eases of what 
appear to be unsound assessment practices. 
Aside from the merit of these particular cases, 
the question at issue is much broader. 

As Mr. Cuthbert Reeves stated in his report, 
to which the Real Estate Board refers in 
complimentary terms, and which is descriptive 
of conditions existing before I took office, 
"there is a lack of means for securing uni- 
formity in appraising." To secure that uni- 
formity, he pointed out, it would be necessary 
to provide assessors with a variety of land 
value maps covering the entire city, as well 
as a manual of procedure. To accomplish this 
herculean task which, at long last, would give 
scientific rhyme and reason to valuation pro- 
cedures, I engaged the services of Mr. Cuthbert 
Reeves as the best qualified man. His staff has 
been, and is now at work on this, basic task. 
Progress has been made. During this year, 
the Reeves formula will be in the hands of 
those who perform the actual assessment func- 
tion. It will be the first time in the history 
of the city that the assessors will have the 
proper tools at hand as an aid and guide in 
uniform appraisal of land values, and a 
distinct help in correcting inequities that may 
be apparent in the over-all valuations. 

I am inclined to believe that once the equal- 
ization survey is completed, and put into effect, 
thereafter properties should be valued every 
third year with, of course, more frequent 
valuation in the event of a major change in 
the character of the property, or a material 
change in the district or area in which the 
property is located. 



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Previously, 1 have stated that it was believed 
:. special Advisory Assessing Hoard would be 
the besl medium through which the most good 
nni Id come from the combined views of the 
city officials and the Real Estate Board. 

However, now that the report of the Real 
Estate Hoard is made public, I believe that 
some comment should be made with respect 
to the observations and the recommendations 
made in that report. 

Therefore, and taking the Real Estate Board's 
report, page by page, the following comment 
is offered: 
Page 1. 

It is conceded that a halt has been made to 
the "circle of assessment increases and abate- 
ments," and that most of the so-called "assess- 
ment ballooning practice" has been stopped. 
Pake 2. 

"That present assessments in many instances 
are arrived at by sound appraisal methods, or 
even by logical guesses" is challenged in the 
report. 

According to the assessors, instances of this 
kind exist by reason of the fact that owners 
will not reveal true figures regarding income 
data and operating expenses. 
Page 3. 

Tax rate and effective tax rate. (a) The 
establishment of a so-called "effective tax rate" 
has been ruled illegal by the Supreme Court 
of New Jersey. (b) The capitalized-ineome 
assessing method is not exact. Factors such 
as neighborhood, transportation, parking facil- 
ities, etc., must also be considered. 
Page 4. 

It is not claimed that seventeen parcels of 
real estate out of a total of 112,000 parcels 
is an adequate sampling. From these seventeen 
parcels it should not be deduced that properties, 
generally, are assessed on a hit-or-miss basis. 
There are instances in which valuations seem 
out of line as far as net income is concerned 
which can trace their difficulties to manage- 
ment, inherited low-income leases, owner oc- 
cupancy, vacancies, improper development, etc., 
and similar related factors. 

It should be noted here that until it is 
recognized that the city's revenue base should 
be broadened, and until it is broadened, the 
problem will still be with us. Owners of 
income properties must also recognize that the 
income status of buildings depends, in good 
measure, on additional city revenue, and relief 
from some of the obligations the city must 
meet, but which are not of the city's own 
making. The problem of income properties 
will never be satisfactorily settled without sub- 
stantial new income for the city. 
Page 5. 

(a) There is no vested interest in an assess- 
ment. It is subject, for various reasons, to 
fluctuation. 

(b) Boston is about the only large city in 
the country which has, consistently, over the 
past ten years been reducing valuations. In 
most other cities valuations are increasing. 

(c) Boston assessors, other than members 
of the Board, must qualify by Civil Service 
examination. The members of the Appellate 
Tax Board are not subject to formal tests. The 
latter Board hears testimony of experts em- 
ployed by petitioners for abatement and then 
renders a decision which is usually in the 
median area of the figure claimed by the 
petitioner and the assessors valuation. Such 
decisions, even when compromises are arrived 
at, cannot be said, unequivocally, to be "fair 
value." 

(d) About 4,500 parcels of property are in- 
volved in the thousands of appeals recorded, 
and this amount in a total of 112,000 parcels 
cannot be said to be a large percentage of the 
whole. 

(e) The time required by statute for assessors 
to act on abatement applications is three 
months. This period of time is entirely in- 
adequate, due to the number of applications 
which must be processed. The city is petition- 
ing the Legislature this year to extend the 
period in which assessors many act. 



(f) Even after an abatement is granted by 
the A. T. B. and followed by the city, the 
petitioner is back again the next year seeking 
further abatement. The assessors do not ab- 
dicate in favor of the A. T. B. which does not, 
incidentally, inform the city of the formula by 
which it reaches a decision. The city is merely 
informed of the amount of abatement granted. 
This procedure should be changed so that the 
Appellate Board will give its reasons for grant- 
ing an abatement. 
Page fi. 

(a) The percentage of taxes to gross income 
is graphically and effectively emphasized but, 
as previously mentioned, no allowance is made 
for conditions such as ineptness of management. 

(b) Comparison of taxes to gross income is 
invalid unless revenue factors such as sales 
taxes, payroll taxes, occupational and other 
taxes other than real estate taxes are included 
in the comparison. 

(c) Lack of full appreciation of the relative 
value of land by areas is charged. 

The equalization survey now in progress 
should remove any basis for such a charge. 

(d) The cases involved in Ward 3 are within 
an area where, since 1949, there has been a 
net reduction of $93 million. This, most cer- 
tainly indicates that great strides have been 
made in adjustment of valuations in this area. 

(e) It will be noted in the case history chart 
in the Real Estate Board report the general 
trend has been to accept A. T. B. decisions. 

The property at 78-82 Hawley street sold 
for $525,000. As a rule, the price paid for 
a piece of property has a determining effect 
on its valuation. Just recently before the 
A. T. B. the owners of this property testified 
it was worth only $350,000, despite the fact 
that the sale at the higher figure was approved 
by the Board of Directors of the institution, 
and the Bank Commissioner. 

Three cases are cited in which abatements 
were granted and not carried by the Board 
of Assessors. This was an oversight, as it is 
the policy to follow abatement decisions. 

Four parcels cited were increased in value in 
1955 when the present chairman of the Board 
of Assessors was not a member of that Board. 
It is the assumption that these increases were 
based on Hawley street sales figures. 
Pages 8, 9, 10. 

The statements contained in these pages are 
open to further discussion and debate. Some 
of the comment I have made herein applies. 
Recommendations. 

Some of the recommendations, are in effect; 
some are partially in effect; some are in proc- 
ess of study as part of equalization survey. 
A full consideration of these recommendations 
is a potent reason for further discussion re- 
quiring detailed study by experts in the real 
estate appraisal field. They cannot, and should 
not, be accepted and put into effect until a 
thorough sifting of the recommendations is 
made. Ex parte judgment on matters going 
to the very essence of the assessments valua- 
tion problem should be given the complete 
hearing they deserve. 

Assessing practices have never been, and may 
not ever be, an exact science. Many intan- 
gibles cannot be governed by any rigid set 
of standards. Nevertheless, the city recognizes 
that there is much room for improvement in 
present methods, and it is proceeding to bring 
those improvements about. A knowledge of 
the situation, in its entirety, leads to the con- 
clusion that these improvements cannot be 
achieved overnight, nor can they be hastened, 
in an atmosphere charged with personal or 
professional disagreements or antagonisms. 

It cannot, and it is not, claimed that owners 
of large parcels of downtown properties do not 
have reason for some complaint. In fairness 
to them, the city is moving to eradicate the 
causes for just complaint wherever these 
causes exist. 

In this whole picture of assessments, the 
home owner and his inherent right to fair 
and equitable treatment, cannot be ignored. 
If it were, his capacity to maintain a home 
would be rudely shattered. 



JANUARY 13, 195! 



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One of these years, and I hope very soon, 
Boston will get a new source of revenue of 
substantial proportions. In that event, the 
valuation problem would be materially eased. 

A superficial, or hasty perusal of the report 
of the Real Estate Board, might give the im- 
pression that the members of that Board and 
the city are miles apart in the estimation of 
the problem as it exists. This is not so. 

Even though the Real Estate Board may 
look upon the whole assessment picture from 
a viewpoint which is colored with prejudicial 
interest, it is my hope that the members of this 
Board will see the wisdom of cooperating with 
the city in the program now underway of im- 
proved assessment practices. 

That is why I continue to believe that the 
best and most fruitful method of accomplishing 
the improvements which should be made, and 
the most sober and nonabrasive way, is through 
the establishment of an unpaid, impartial Ad- 
visory Assessing Board, composed of members 
who are experts in the field of real estate, 
but who have no direct interest in any large 
parcel of property in the downtown section of 
Boston. 

Well-meaning men, seeking sensible solutions 
to a difficult and delicate problem of long 
standing, can make the best progress by close 
cooperation, rather than by shooting at each 
other at long or short range. 

Undoubtedly, the report of the Real Estate 
Board is deserving of thorough consideration, 
and analysis. 

Even though some of the matters covered in 
the report have been a source of irritation for 
many years, and long before I became mayor, 
they should not be lightly thrust aside or swept 
under the table. 

The city recognizes the scope, importance 
of the general, over-all problem. It is anxious 
to find and perfect a cure. To help the city 
get the right medication it is sincerely hoped 
the Real Estate Board will acquaint itself and 
give support to pending legislation helpful to 
the city. Approval and passage of the legisla- 
tion will result in easing the burden on the 
owners of properties, be they business or resi- 
dential properties. 

Report to John B. Hynes, Mayor, on Assess- 
ment Practices in the City of Boston and 
Recommendations by the Boston Real 
Estate Board, December, 1957. 

It seems significant at the outset of this 
report to recall certain objectives which you 
set for your administration in your inaugural 
address of January 2, 1950, to guide the actions 
of your Board of Assessors. You said at that 
time, "It is a definite disservice to our city to 
raise the value on a piece of property before 
the tax rate is fixed, lower it again after the 
rate is established, refund an abatement with 
interest for the overcharge, and then place the 
valuation back at its high level for tax rate 
purposes the following year. 

"Any city which uses such methods to hold 
down a tax rate is building its tax base on fi- 
nancial quicksands. I announce now, without 
equivocation, that a halt will be made to the 
circle of assessment increases and abatements 
and that the valuations fixed by the incoming 
Board of Assessors will be honest appraisals." 

There was much hope in that statement for 
the property owner and, at the outset, it 
should be understood that most of the so- 
called assessment ballooning practice has been 
stopped, although the policy was made effective 
more tardily than the statement seemed to 
indicate. We have underscored the second 
element of your assurance, namely, the promise 
of valuations fixed through honest appraisals, 
and by the word "honest," we assume you 
meant "fair and equitable." 

Now your Board of Assessors approaches the 
task of setting assessments for the ninth time, 
and we question, from the results shown, 
whether in fair judgment it can be said that 
the present assessments in many instances 
are arrived at by sound appraisal methods, or 
even by logical guesses. The purpose of this 
report is to point out to you the seemingly 
poor quality of certain valuations made by 
your Board of Assessors, and to urge upon 



you the most immediate steps, if our conten- 
tions are not conclusively disproved, to remedy 
this fiscally unhealthy situation. 

This phase of municipal administration, 
which received so much attention during the 
last mayoralty campaign, seems to have slipped 
from attention as you strive to solve the 
pressing problems of the city. But it is ever 
present in the minds of the taxpayers of your 
city, and we feel it should be discussed again 
with all candor. 

Tax Rate and Effective Tax Rate. 

Much, perhaps, too much, significance is at- 
tached to the high tax rate that presses down 
on the Boston property owner. It is not alone 
the rate, however, but also the assessment 
which determines the extent of the burden 
upon any particular piece of property. And 
unlike the relative fairness of some other taxes 
where the rate of assessment can be accurately 
set by law, and adjusted to fit the income of 
the taxpayer, the property tax must depend on 
the accuracy cf the assessment (the honesty 
and fairness of the property appraisal) for 
any element of fairness it possesses. And since 
assessment is by law supposed to be the fair 
cash value of the property, in investment 
properties, there should be flexibility of assess- 
ment to reasonably attune the burden of the 
tax to the income of the property. The annual 
appraisal, therefore, must be made by indi- 
viduals who should be personally expert in 
property valuation and guided by sound policies 
(such as those tet forth in your inaugural 
message) to insure the relative burden of taxa- 
tion will be fair and just. 

We therefore must consider not alone the 
published rate, but also the rate as applied to 
the assessment of the property; in short what 
might be called the effective rate, when we 
are considering the relative fairness of the 
burden placed upon a piece of property. 

Method of Study. 

In this report, through the introduction of 
certain case studies, we shall be able to com- 
ment quite frankly on the assessment practices 
of the Boston Board of Assessors, and exhibit 
the inadequacy of the methods being employed 
to appraise properties. We believe it is pos- 
sible to interpret from the applied assessments 
shortcomings of policy which seem to be in 
evidence, and resultants of the Board's deci- 
sions, which work harm to the city's economic 
well-being. In many instances, we believe, a 
thoughtful consideration of the cases outlined 
in this report can convey a meaning more 
eloquent than words. 

A complete analysis of assessment practices 
is obviously beyond the scope of this report. 
We shall concern ourselves only with a samp- 
ling of commercial properties, and we shall 
direct attention to cases which, in our opinion, 
show an effective tax far in excess of the 
announced rate. The conclusion should not be 
drawn that these cases are the only ones, even 
though they do show a certain extremeness, 
and neither should one attempt to conclude that 
inequities do not exist in other classifications 
of property. 

The Problem. 

Reference is here made to the case studies 
appended to this report. 

It would seem to be consequential to call 
attention to the constant heavy flow of tax 
abatement appeals to the Appellate Tax Board 
of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. And 
further significance can be gained from con- 
sideration of the high incidence of defeat before 
that appeal body of the valuations placed by 
the Boston Board of Assessors. Over nine 
thousand cases are presently pending before 
the Appellate Tax Board relative to Boston 
properties, and there may be, if the past per- 
formance is a criterion, a further flow if the 
assessors fail to act upon applications for 
abatement of the 1957 taxes. In the recent 
past, almost all cases have resulted in decisions 
against the City. 

This, we contend, indicates a dereliction of 
duty by your Board in failing to make fair 
adjustments, to reflect changes in value, and 
seemingly shows an abdication with respect to 
a function which is basically the assessors' re- 



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sponsibility in favor of the Appellate Tax 
Hoard. This situation is nothing new, and 
persons of long: experience in our industry 
comment that there has been little realistic 
valuation in the downtown area since before 
World War I. It is high time to discard this 
time-honored tradition. Such a failure is 
costly to the city, and excessively costly to the 
taxpayer, and since the cost of appeal is an 
expense to the property, it results in a further 
shrinking of the property's real value. This 
is not only a hardship for the taxpayer in- 
volved, but a disservice of great magnitude to 
the remaining taxpayers of the city. 

In connection with Cases A through F, we 
point out properties which are assessed so high 
that an inordinately high percentage of gross 
income is taken for taxes. To overly assess 
property in this manner is, we contend, an 
abuse of the taxpayer. In other cities, where 
there has been some notable new growth, com- 
mercial properties pay a much lower percent- 
age of gross income for taxes. In Chicago, 
it is common for the realty tax to take 14 
per cent to 17 per cent of the gross income. In 
Miami, it is common for the realty tax to take 
approximately 8 per cent of gross income. In 
Los Angeles, a similar 8 per cent approximate 
is the rule. To be realistic, we know the per- 
centage in Boston is much higher, but we 
contend that the Board of Assessors cannot 
produce any accurate figures to show a median 
percentage of gross income for taxes which 
will compare closely with the percentages 
shown in the cases cited in Appendix A. An 
abuse of this sort indicates the urgent need of 
a complete revision of assessing practices. 

While the assessment on the land or on the 
building separately lacks some significance, in 
Cases I through L we show the seemingly 
ridiculous separate valuations which often per- 
tain. It leads to the assumption that the 
assessors lack any full appreciation of the 
relative value of land by areas. This creates 
doubt as to the effort made to obtain any 
logical relationships in these values and doubts 
as to how such wide discrepancies could be 
arrived at even through careless appraisals. 

In Case G is shown a building being assessed 
to the owner after it has been taken from him. 
And in this connection, we also point out the 
building valuation under Example F. The 
result of this careless practice was not speedily 
rectified when called to the attention of the 
Board, and seemingly indicates an indifference 
to the taxpayers' rights by the Boston Board 
of Assessors. 

Case M presents an interesting study in 
testing the appraisal methods of the assessors. 
This property, the greater portion of which 
is operated and owned by the White Fund, 
should be an excellent testing property for the 
fairness of the assessors' appraisal. 

We suggest the remarks, which form a part 
of each case study, be analyzed with careful 
thought. 

Results of Poor Appraising. 

The results of poor appraisal work by the 
assessors bring serious harm, in our opinion, 
to both the taxpayer and the city. And the 
result of trying to hold severely inflated valua- 
tions results in a real destruction of the very 
values the assessors may feel they are trying 
to hold. The effective tax rate on some of the 
properties here is not the $86 announced as 
the 1957 rate, but rather in excess of $150 
per $1,000 of actual valuation. Can there be 
any legal or moral justification for such action? 

We speak often of confiscatory taxes. Re- 
ferring to a property on Franklin street, Case 
A, it is interesting to speculate on what the 
property might have sold for, had the increase 
in assessment applied in 1955 not been made. 
This, it would seem, is a rather conspicuous 
confiscation of a substantial equity in the 
property. 

Because of the inexpertly made assessments, 
it is necessary that time and effort be almost 
continuously devoted to obtaining tax abate- 
ments. Indeed, often in considering the price 
to pay for certain parcels of property, as much 
consideration is given to the potential abate- 
ment which will accrue because of the excess 
of the assessment over the asking price for 



the property as is given to analysis of other 
important aspects of the transaction. This 
results in events commonly misunderstood and 
reflecting on the good name of the city and the 
present administration by creating in the minds 
of some the idea that owners are not entitled 
to tax abatements as a matter of right. It 
has not led to any enhancement of our reputa- 
tion nationally, and may well account for the 
loss of substantial new investment. 

Many classes of investors will not enter the 
type of investment situation which pertains in 
certain areas of Boston. Some institutions 
have conspicuously withdrawn from the Boston 
real estate market in recent years and not the 
least of these reasons seems to have been the 
irregularity of assessment patterns. We can 
not afford to dry up our realty investment 
sources. 

The heavy burden of taxes in the retail area 
are forcing the maintenance of uneconomic 
rental schedules. This results in the merchant 
neglecting good business practices to avoid even 
desirable expenditures in order to pay his taxes 
or his rent. The prolonged continuance of 
forced uneconomic rent results in property and 
business neglect which in turn produces decay 
and blight. It is highly desirable, from the 
city's standpoint, that assessment practices be 
such that good and sound building operation 
be encouraged. 

In our considered opinion, even if the pur- 
pose of the overassessment were a practice to 
camouflage the true tax rate and were pursued 
with that objective without consideration for 
the taxpayer affected, it should not be endured 
in its present unfair impact, and rather than 
hide an actual rate, it may well be pointing 
up the poor business circumstances. It is a 
situation not to be condoned or continued. 

Indications for Improvement. 

The recent funding of the city's floating debt, 
with the accompanying legislative restrictions 
and the assurances of the administration, may 
help to correct many of the undesirable tax 
rate practices. 

The present equalization survey will be help- 
ful to a future Assessing Department, and early 
implementation is essential. However, to com- 
pletely determine finely accurate basis for value 
will take time, and the duty of the Assessing 
Board in this respect cannot be neglected or 
ignored until the completion of that report. 
It should be pointed out that assessing is a 
continuous project, and the valuation process 
must be undertaken by law annually. 

The better recognition, than heretofore, of 
abatements alleviates to a degree the previously 
serious ignoring of abatements in many cases. 

Attention is directed to the recommendations 
of the Reeves report. It is excellent and one 
wonders, at first consideration, why it is not 
adopted in its entirerty. It is an enigma that 
in this city the desire to continue business as 
usual in the same old-time honored way is so 
paramount that the cures for our ills are not 
used. It is a rather odd patient who com- 
pletely ignores the medicines of the doctor. 

Recommendations. 
Conceding the difficulties of the present 
property situation in Boston and without ques- 
tioning the intentions of the present Board of 
Assessors, we do, however, believe that the 
cases appended prove the Board of Assessors 
is not meeting the exigent problems of equitable 
property valuation and efficient appraisal in 
a condition created by changing patterns of 
property values. We believe the proposals 
herein contained are necessary to carry out 
the policies which you enumerated in your 
inaugural address. 

I. Discharge the present Board of Assessors 
from their present duties and 

A. If it is felt necessary to cover Charter 
provisions that there be a Board of three, 
appoint such a Board from the following: 
One Assistant Assessor experienced in resi- 
dential appraising, one Assistant Assessor 
experienced in commercial property apprais- 
ing and a Chairman who shall be a recog- 
nized expert in the field of local taxation 
who has not been identified with Boston as- 
sessing practices. 



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B. Or if it is not felt that the Charter 
provisions require a Board of three, appoint 
a Chief Assessor who shall be a recognized 
expert in the field of local taxation and who 
has not been identified with Boston assessing 
practices. The Chief Assessor to have the 
power to choose at least two assistants. 

II. Instruct that the department shall im- 
mediately take effective steps to carry out fully 
the policies announced in your 1950 inaugural 
message. 

III. Instruct that the assistant assessors 
(street men) be instructed to prepare recom- 
mendations for their areas which will be help- 
ful to the Board in carrying out your inten- 
tions. Make their (street men) recommenda- 
tions public record. 

IV. Instruct that immediate steps be taken 
to introduce into assessing practice and office 
procedure the recommendations of the Reeves 
report (so called) submitted to your office 
January, 1950. 

V. Instruct that prior to January 1, 1959, 
the Chairman of the Board of Assessors, or 
Chief Assessor, as the case may be, submit 
recommendations for the permanent reorganiza- 
tion of the department. 

VI. Instruct the Board of Review to co- 
operate fully v/ith the new Board, or Chief 
Assessor, as the case may be, in determining 
fair settlements for pending appeals, and to 
take immediate steps to settle all cases in- 
volving appeals from assessments higher than 
decisions of less than three years lapse, and 
appeals from assessments involving error. 

Through the effectiveness of these recom- 
mendations, we believe your policies can become 
actual practice. 

The Board of Assessors cannot escape re- 
sponsibility for the prevailing assessments. The 
abilities of the Assistant Assessors and the 
dedication of many of them to duty, lead one 
to assume that their recommendations are not 
well followed. Surely they know the situation 
in the areas where they work. 

In closing, I can assure you the owners of 
the properties referred to in the cases showing 
an alleged overassessment, will be pleased to 
receive any practical recommendation that will 
enable them to earn the necessary income from 
their property to justify the tax assessed. 

Appendix A. 
CASE A 
Property: 65 Franklin Street. 
Description: 5-story and basement building, on 
5,381 square feet of land. Multiple occupancy 
building. Public areas requiring service are the 
corridors, public toilets and the elevator: 
Occupancy: Bank and restaurant occupy the 
street floor. Upper floors occupied by offices. 
Terms op Occupancy: All tenants except one 
subject to lease. There are no percentage of busi- 
ness volume or tax clauses in any lease. 
Tax Cost Current Year: Income for twelve 
months projected, tax of $34,400 will take 80% 
of the building gross income. 

Value Information: The property was purchased 
in 1915 for a price of $396,890. It was sold in 
May, 1957, for $175,000. 

Assessment: 

1954 $235,000 

1955 400,000 

1956 400,000 

1957 400,000 

Abatement: Assessment subsequent to taxing date 
reduced to $165,000 for the years 1953 and 1954. 
Tax Rates: 

1954 $69.80 

1955 69.80 

1956 78.70 

1957 86.00 

Remarks: Presumably the sharp assessment in- 
crease, which was peculiar to all the buildings in 
this block, was made because of the relatively high 
price paid in 1954 for one building in the block. 
The^ sale price of this property in 1957 indicates 
the inaccuracy of the higher appraisal. 



CASE B 
Property: 600 Washington Street. 
Description: 7-story and basement building, on 
48,998 square feet of land. Multiple occupancy 
building. Large public areas requiring service, 
including toilets, corridors, passenger and service 
elevators, stair well, also large light court. 
Occupancy - : Bank, retail stores and theatre occupy 
the street floor. Upper floors are occupied by offices 
and distribution quarters, including some garment 
manufacturing and credit retail units. There is a 
substantial vacancy. 

Terms of Occupancy - : Street floor tenants subject 
to lease. Except branch bank office, principal 
tenants occupy subject to a percentage of gross 
business clause. Tenants above the street floor 
under lease. 

Tax Cost Current Year: Income for twelve 
months projected, tax of $275,200 will take 62.5% 
of the building gross income. 

Value Information: The property was purchased 
and remodeled in 1923. $4,000,000 was the 
consideration for the property. 
Assessment: 

1954 §3,200,000 

1955 3,200,000 

1956 3,200,000 

1957 3,200,000 

Abatement: There have been no abatements 
1954, 1955, 1956. 

Tax Rates: 

1954 $09.80 

1955 69.80 

1956 78.70 

1957 „ . 86.00 

Remarks: This building is located in an area of 
declining business. Since 1946 the tax load has 
more than doubled. Recent lease renewals have 
been made with rent reductions. The Assessors 
"appraise" this property for $3,200,000. It would 
be revealing to have this "appraisal" set forth, 
and a prospectus drawn to show how this property 
can be operated to justify such an assessment 
figure. No percentage has been received under 
percentage clause of any lease for 5 years. 

CASE C 
Property: 8 Winter Street (assessed 443, 417 
Washington Street) 

Description: 12-story and basement building, on 
4,142 square feet of land. Exception street floor 
and basement; subway takes away greater part of 
area. Public areas requiring service include 
toilets, corridors, passenger and service elevators. 
Occupancy: Retail stores on first floor. Retai 
shops and offices on upper floors. Substantial 
vacancy as is common in buildings in this area. 
Terms of Occupancy: Street floor tenants subject 
to lease. Some subject to a percentage of gross 
business clause in lease. Most tenants on upper 
floors subject to lease. 

Tax Cost Current Year: Income for twelve 
months projected, tax of $94,600 will take 03% of 
the building gross income. 

Value Information: The property was purchased 
(land) subject to loss for use by subway, and the 
building erected thereon prior to World War I. 
A competitive building nearby was erected in the 
same period. The discrepancy in building valua- 
tion is substantial. 

Assessment: 

1954 $1,100,000 

1955 1,100,000 

1956 1,100,000 

1957 1,100,000 

Reduced 1954 from $1,250,000 to $1,100,000. 

Tax Rates: 

1954 S69.80 

1955 69.80 

1956 78.70 

1957 86.00 

Remarks: There have been abatements on other 
properties in the area which indicate an over- 
valuing of this property. Net tax after previous 
(1954) abatement $76,780. Together with the tax 
rise there has been an increasing vacancy, as is 
common in this area. What rate of return do the 
Assessors feel the purchaser of this property at 
their price might expect? What economies of 
operation would they suggest? 



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CASE n 
Pnopi h n : nil Tremont Street 
Description: 5-story and basement I n i i I < 1 i 1 1 ir . on 
l'.uo square feet of land. Suited for one tenant 
occupancy. 

c. i paxcy: Retail women's specialty shop. 
I i rms of Occupancy: Occupies subject to lease. 
Occupant has requested lower rental than that 
required by 1 as" I reason, lower volume of business). 
Tax Cost Current Year: Income for twelve 
months prpjected, tax of S17.200 will take 88.9% 
of the buil ling gross income. 
Value Information: The property was pur- 
chased in 1954 for S80.000. To retain tenant 
approximately $10,000 was spent on remodeling 
-n.re and refurbishing by owner after purchase, 
issi — ment: 

L954 5250,000 

1955 250.000 

1956 200,000 

1957 200,000 

Abatement: Assessment subsequent to taxing 
Wat" was reduced by decision of the Appellate Tax 
Board for 1954, 1955, and 195G to SI 10,000. The 
decision was ignored by the Assessors in setting 
the tax for 19.37. 
Tax Rates: 

1954 809.80 

19.55 G9.80 

1955 78.70 

1957 86 . 00 

Remarks: This property is located in the Tremont 
Street area in the vicinity of the Slattery Companj', 
which ceased business at midyear. The effective 
tax rate on this property exceeds $170. In this 
instance the assessment was raised after being 
lowered by decision. This assessment violates both 
policies enumerated in the 1950 inaugural. 

CASE E 
Property: 330, 334 Boylston Street. 
Description: 5-story and basement building, on 
8,756 square feet of land. Multiple occupancy 
building. Public areas requiring service are corri- 
dors, toilets and elevators. 

Occupancy: Large retail stores treet and second 
Moor. Offices on upper floors. 

Terms of Occupancy: Tenants under lease. There 
are no percentage of gross volume of business 
clauses, and no effective tax clauses in leases. 
Tax Cost Current Year: Income for twelve 
months projected, tax of S75.680 will take 59 per 
cent of the building gross income. 
Value Information: The propertv was purchased 
in 1948 for a price of $814,000. 
Assessment: 

1948 31,250,000 

1954 1,000,000 

1955 880,000 

195G 880,000 

1 957 880,000 

Abatement: 1955 valuation reduced §120,000 from 
previous valuation. 
Tax Rates: 

1948 $53.40 

1954 G9.80 

1955 09.80 

1956 78.70 

1957 86.00 

Remarks: This property is on one of the best 
"uptown" retail corners. Retail volume has not 
kept pace with the heavy advance of taxes in 
recent years, as is a common case in this area. 
Thus the property value has decreased. It has not 
been possible for the owner to maintain a high 
occupancy rate at prices (rentals) that can justify 
the Assessors' valuation. 

CASE F 
Property: 637, 659 Atlantic Avenue. 
Description: 5-story and basement building. 
17,070 square feet remain in formerly larger piece. 
Building sets on 11,770 square feet. Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts has construction easement 
in remainder. Multiple occupancy building. 
Public areas requiring service are corridors and 
elevators. 

Occupancy: Chain restaurant and retail and 
wholesale shoe store occupy street floor. Upper 
floors occupied by manufacturers and distributors. 



Terms of Occupancy: All tenants under lease. 
Percentage of volume of business clause in shoe 
store lease. 

Tax Cost Current Year: Income for twelve 
months projected, tax of $34,030.29 will take 
56.1 per cent of the property's gross income (in- 
cluding rental of ground area to Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts). 

Value Information: Approximately one half of 
the building was taken by the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, and 5,420 square feet of the land 
for highway purposes. 

Assessment: Square 

Year Total Land Building Feet 

1951 $500,000 $446,000 $80,000 23,090 

1955 395,700 335,700 60,000 17,670 

1956 395,700 335,700 60,000 17,070 

1957 395,700 335,700 60,000 17,670 

Tax Rates: 

1954 $69.80 

1955 69.80 

1956 78.70 

1957 80.00 

Remarks: It should be noted that the building 
assessment continued at $60,000 even after the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts had taken one 
half of it in December, 1954, and A. W. Perry, Inc. 
had no ownership or rights in it. It also con- 
tinues at $60,000 even though one half of it was 
taken down prior to January 1, 1956. 

CASE G 
Property-: 161, 165 Summer Street. 
Description: Parcel of land containing 186 square 
feet of land, being the remainder of a parcel con- 
taining 3,486 square feet of land, the balance being 
taken by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for 
highway purposes, and a construction easement 
being held in the 186 square feet. 

Assessment: 

Square 
Year Total Land Building Feet 

1954.. $110,000 $85,000 $25,000 3,486 

1955.. 29,400 4,400 25,000 186 

1956 . . 29,400 4,400 25,000 186 

1957. . 4,400 4,400 186 
Abatement: Tax on building for 1955 and 1956 
abated. 

Remarks: The greater part of this property was 
taken by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 
December of 1954. A construction easement was 
taken in the small remainder piece. The owner was 
deprived of all use of the property after the taking. 
The assessment to the owner for the building con- 
tinued in 1955, and even in 1956 when the building 
had been taken down. Failure to make correction 
after the error was called to the Assessors' attention 
indicates rather poor "office" as well as assessing 
practice. This is an error that could have received 
prompt attention from the office staff, had the 
Assessors been willing to acknowledge error and 
accept the evidence of office records. 

CASE H 
Block: 41, 45 Franklin Street. 
49, 51 Franklin Street. 
53, 55 Franklin Street. 
57, 63 Franklin Street. 
65, 71 Franklin Street. 

Assessment Comparison: 

Building and Land 1954 1955 

41, 45 Franklin $300,000 $500,000 

49, 51 Franklin 210,000 250,000 

53, 55 Franklin 150,000 175,000 

57, 63 Franklin . 275,000 375,000 

65, 71 Franklin 235,000 400,000 

Remarks: In this case we find evidence of sub- 
stantial assessment change based on a sale price, 
without proper analysis of the sale as it might be an 
indicator of actual property value. 

In 1954 the parcel 41, 45 Franklin Street sold 
for a price in excess of its then valuation. The 
following year all parcels in this block were in- 
creased in valuation by the Assessors. These 
valuations have been continued through this year. 
It is interesting to note the property 53, 55 
Franklin Street sold in 1955 for a consideration far 
below the assessed valuation. However, this sale 
was apparently dismissed as an accurate barometer 
of true value. 



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Now note the property 65, 71 Franklin Street, 
which had been raised by the Assessors from 
$235,000 valuation in 1954 to $400,000 valuation 
in 1955, in spite of the fact a reduction to 8105,090 
valuation had been obtained for the year 1954 from 
the original valuation for that year, has been sold 
this year for $175,000. This is less than one half 
the 1957 valuation placed upon it by the Assessors. 

The interesting query might be this — will the 
Board of Assessors, in view of the sales subsequent 
to the 1954 sale in this block, reduce all the assess- 
ments? One might also speculate as to what might 
have been obtained for the property 65, 71 Franklin 
Street were it being sold this year subject to a more 
reasonable assessment. This seems to illustrate 
quite vividly how action by the Assessors, carelessly 
performed, can lead to confiscation of substantial 
property equity. 

Also exhibited here, in the case of this property, 
is an "effective tax rate" approaching $200 per 
one thousand dollars of actual valuation. 

CASE I 
Property: 100, 192 Federal Street. 
Assessment 1957: (Building only) — $29,300. 
Description: This is a two-story and basement 
office building. It is on a lot of 4,690 square feet 
Property: 110, 118 Federal Street. 
Assessment 1957: (Building only) — $25,000. 
Description: This is a 5-story and basement 
building. It is on a lot of 10,118 square feet, with a 
frontage on Federal Street more than twice the 
other property herein cited. 

Remarks: This illustrates the absurdity of the 
Assessors' policy, if it is a policy, of holding values 
on land, and making the substantial reduction in 
the building. Such assessment permits the cam- 
ouflaging of inequities. 

CASE J 
Property: 443, 447 Washington Street. 
Assessment 1957: (Building only) — $413,000. 
Description: This is a 12-story building some 
forty years old. It covers a lot of 4,142 square feet, 
a large portion of street and basement being taken 
for subway purposss. 
Property: 449, 451 Washington Street. 
Assessment 1957: (Building only) — $164,400. 
Description: This is an older building than the 
others in the block. It sits on 1,963 square feet of 
land. Entrance to the upper floors (there are ten 
stories and basement) is through the adjoining 
property. 

Property: 453, 463 Washington Street. 
Assessment 1957: (Building only) — $125,000. 
Description: This is an 11-story and basement 
building some forty years old. It covers a lot of 
6,250 square feet. It is over three times the ground 
area and more modern than the annex mentioned 
above. 

Property-: 467, 469 Washington Street. 
Assessment 1957: (Building only) — $229,600. 
Description: This is a 5-story and basement 
building. It is mill construction and sits on 3,719 
square feet of land. 

Property: 477, 481 Washington Street. 
Assessment 1957: (Building only) — $551,000. 
Description: This is a 5-story and basement 
building owned and occupied by a national chain. 
It sits on 8,160 square feet of land. 
Remarks: Comparisons of these adjoining build- 
ings illustiate the absurdity of the building valua- 
tions. How, one asks, can the older building at 
449, 451 be valued higher than the building 453, 
463? Based on any reasonable comparison, what 
is the basis for the valuation on 443, 447? 

CASE K 
Adjacent Land Valtjes: 

Area Land 

of Lot Value Per 

Address Sq. Ft. 1957 Foot 

77, 81 Milk St. 5,800 $377,000 $65.00 

24 Federal St. 5,616 224,600 40.00 

30, 36 Federal St. 6,488 194,600 30.00 

50, 60 Federal St. 8,218 241,300 29.00 

70 Federal St. 9,875 144,200 14.60 

72, 98 Federal St. 26,603 1,500,000 56.00 



Area 


Land 




of Lot 


Value 


Per 


Sq. Ft. 


1957 


Foot 


21,211 


$1,060,000 


$50.00 


23,357 


750,000 


32 . 00 


12,672 


488,600 


38.00 


5,277 


291,300 


55 . 00 


2,000 


80,000 


40.00 


1,914 


47,900 


25.00 


2,000 


50,000 


25.00 


4,000 


55,000 


13.75 


3,503 


87,500 


25.00 


3,663 


69,500 


19.00 


3,750 


82,500 


22.00 


2,756 


96,500 


35.00 


4,938 


197,500 


40.00 


1,760 


79,200 


45.00 



Remarks: It is interesting to compare the valua- 
tions placed on land in this block. It may be assumed 
that corner influence causes the $65 per foot valua- 
tion on the Milk Street corner. Similarly the same 
supposition may be made in respect to the piece at 
the easterly corner of Franklin Street. It is difficult 
to reconcile this, however, with the valuation of the 
vacant land at the westerly corner of Franklin 
Street. The inability to sustain a higher value on 
this parcel, or to change its use, points out the 
absurdity of the pattern of land valuation. If 
there is a sustainable policy of land valuation being 
employed, it is not clearly evident what that policy 
may be. 

CASE L 

Adjacent Land Values: 



Address 
76, 84 Boylston St. 
98, 108 Bovlston St. 
110, 116 Boylston St. 
120, 126 Boylston St. 
130, 132 Boylston St. 
134, 136 Boylston St. 
140 Boylston St. 
144 Boylston St. 
146 Boylston St. 
150, 152 Boylston St. 
154, 156 Boylston St 
158, 160 Boylston St. 
162 Boylston St. 
176, Boylston St. 

Remarks: This case sets forth the land value per 
square foot of adjoining properties on Boylston 
Street. Paradoxes can be pointed out, but attention 
is particularly called to value of lot 132 Boylston 
as compared with lot 124, and lot 144 as compared 
to lot 146, and lot 154 as compared to lot 160. 

CASE M 
Property: 

154, 155 Tremont Street — owner G. R. White 
Fund Trustees. 

156 Tremont Street — owner The Paco Company. 

157 Tremont Street — owner G. R. White Fund 
Trustees. 

Description: These three parcels located in the 
Tremont Street retail shopping area were occupied 
until mid-year by the E. T. Slattery Co. The 
buildings are all 5 stories in height and cover a 
combined ground area of 10,302 square feet. 
Assessment: The building 154, 155 sits on a ground 
area of 4,717 square feet. It is assessed for $350,000 
of which $283,000 is on the land and $67,000 is on 
the building. This assessment is reduced from the 
1956 assessment which was $539,000. 

The building 156 sits on a ground area of 2,998 
square feet. It is assessed for $250,000 of which 
$179,900 is on the land and $70,100 it on the 
building. This assessment is reduced from the 1956 
assessment which was $280,000. 

The building 157 sits on a ground area of 2.587 
square feet. It is assessed for $280,000 of which 
$155,000 is on the land and $124,800 is on the 
building. This assessment is reduced from the 
1956 assessment which was $337,700. 
Remarks: Since two of these properties are con- 
trolled by the Trustees of the George Robert White 
Fund, and since the Administration has a substan- 
tial interest in the operation of these properties, 
and since these properties are currently on the 
rental market, an unusual opportunity for testing 
its theories is afforded the Board of Assessors. All 
rental information should be available to that 
Board. 

With a 1957 tax of $30,100 on the property 154, 
155 Tremont, using the assessment figures, a rental 
(gross basis) of approximately $62,000 per annum 
would seem to be necessary to justify a sale price 
of $350,000 for the property. Based on rentals of 
this type in the area, one might assume an annual 
rental of $45,000 (gross basis) would be about the 
highest for which the Trustees might hope, without 
substantial additional capital expenditure. 

With a 1957 tax of $21,500 on the property 156 
Tremont, using the assessment figures, a rental 
(gross basis) of approximately $15,000 per annum 
would seem to be necessary to justify a sale price of 
$250,000 for the property. Based on rentals of 
this type in the area, one might assume an annual 
rental of $22,500 (gross basis) would be about the 
highest for which the owner might hope, without 
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With a 1957 tax ol $2-1,000 on the property 157 
Tremont, using the assessment figures, a rental 
gross basis) ol approximately $51,000 per annum 
would seem t;> ho necessary to justify a sale price 
ol $ nii. li.iii lor i In- property. Based on rentals of 
i his type in the area, one might assume an annual 
rental of $25,000 (gross basisi would bo about the 
highest for which the Trustees might hope, without 
substantia] additional capital expenditure. 

On the basis of the evidence of value m this area, 
it would appear thai the Assessors have grossly 
over-assessed the two White Fund properties under 
the Administration's control. They have set 
effective tax rates far in excess of the published rate 
on these properties. If these contentions are so, 
and the Trustees can confirm any offers for rental 
i hey may have received which would justify such 
assessments, it is a further indication that fair ap- 
praisal methods are not being carefully followed by 
i he Hoard of Assessors. 

Coun. Piemonte moved that the message and 
report be referred to the Executive Committee for 
a public hearing and the President of the Boston 
Real Estate Hoard, the Boston Municipal Research 
Bureau, and the Finance Commission be invited 
to its hearing. The motion was carried. 

Coun. McCormaek moved that the Executive 
Committee invite Mr. Chapman, Chairman of the 
Board of Assessors, and Mr. Flaherty, Chairman 
of the Board of Review to the aforesaid hearing. 
The motion was carried. 

The message, comments, and report were 
referred to the Executive Committee as ordered. 



PETITIONS REFERRED. 

The following petitions were received and 
referred to the committee named: 

Claims. 

Edwdn W. and Katherine A. Bird, for com- 
pensation for damages resulting from recon- 
struction of Maryknoll terrace. 

Irene Boti, for compensation for injuries 
caused by an alleged defect at 60 Richfield 
street, Dorchester. 

Thomas F. Brady, to be reimbursed for ex- 
penses incurred in excavating for leak in sewer 
line at 3724 Washington street, Forest Hills. 

Bernard G. Boynick and Jacob Castleman, for 
compensation for injuries caused by city motor 
vehicle. 

Barbara Briggs, for compensation for damage 
to clothing caused by catching on wire fence 
at Winthrop and Harvard streets, Hyde Park. 

Francis D. Brooks, to be reimbursed as result 
of execution issued against him on account of 
his acts as an employee of the Police Depart- 
ment. 

Leah Chefitz, for compensation for injuries 
caused by an alleged defect at 139 Atlantic 
avenue. 

Sidney and Nellie S. Cohen, for compensation 
for damage to property at 1 Hackensack court, 
West Roxbury, during sidewalk installation. 

Mary Cutler, for compensation for damage 
to property at 6 and 8 Nazing street, Roxbury, 
by city employees removing water meter. 

Edward J. Dalton, for compensation for 
damage to property at 16 Wise street, Jamaica 
Plain, caused by backing up of sewage. 

Angela Discenza, for compensation for in- 
juries caused by an alleged defect at 217 
Webster street, East Boston. 

John Dore, for compensation for damage 
to property at 212 Saratoga street, East Boston, 
caused by backing up of sewage. 

Stephen A. Dunn, to be reimbursed as result 
of execution issued against him on account of 
his acts as an employee of the Police Depart- 
ment. 

Alice Farran, for compensation for injur-ies 
caused by an alleged defect in Mead street, 
Charlestown. 

Helena A. Feeney, for compensation for in- 
juries caused by an alleged defect at 690 
Massachusetts avenue. 

Lionel Green, for compensation for damage 
to property caused by defective sidewalk on 
Massachusetts avenue allowing water to seep 
into premises at 126 Massachusetts avenue. 



Dr. Edward H. Hommel, for payment for 
professional services rendered to employee of 
Fire Department. 

Martha Johnson, for compensation for in- 
juries caused by an alleged defect at Beacon 
street and Commonwealth avenue. 

John J. Kelly, Jr., for compensation for 
injuries caused by an alleged defect at 106 
Fletcher street, Roslindale. 

George A. McKenzie, to be reimbursed for 
expenses incurred in repairing broken water 
pipe at 555 East Fifth street. South Boston. 

Gordon A. McLean, for compensation for 
damage to car by snowplow. 

Muriel Moran, for compensation for damage 
to car caused by city truck. 

Thomas V. Ranucci, to be reimbursed as 
result of two executions issued against him on 
account of his acts as an employee of the 
Police Department. 

Albert A. Rice, for compensation for damage 
to car by truck of Fire Department. 

Carole A. Soucy, for compensation for in- 
juries caused by an alleged defect in Pearl 
street. 

Ruby Stone, for compensation for injuries 
caused by an alleged defect in Hemenway street. 

Mrs. Thomas Walsh, for compensation for 
collapse of water boiler at 191 N street, South 
Boston, caused by water being shut off. 

Dr. Anthony G. Zarella, for compensation 
for damage to car by truck of Traffic Depart- 
ment. 



PETITION FOR RETIREMENT. 

The petition of Thomas G. Davis, first as- 
sistant probation officer, Boston Municipal 
Court, for retirement as a veteran was re- 
ceived. 

Referred to the Committee on Claims. 



APPROVAL OF CONSTABLE'S BOND. 

The constable's bond of David Kaplan, having 
been duly approved by the Acting Collector- 
Treasurer, was received and approved by the 
council. 



TRANSFER OF FRANKLIN PARK ZOO TO 
METROPOLITAN DISTRICT COMMISSION. 

An instrument transferring care and control 
of Franklin Park Zoo from the Parks and 
Recreation Commission of the City of Boston 
to Metropolitan District Commission of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts was received. 

On motion of Councillor Piemonte, the 
instrument was referred to the Committee on 
Public Lands. 



COMMITTEE TO PREPARE AND REPORT 
RULES FOR CITY COUNCIL OF 1958-1959. 

In compliance with an order passed by the 
City Council on January 6, 1958, President 
MCDONOUGH appointed Councillors Piemonte, 
White, and Iannella as a committee of three 
members to prepare and report rules to govern 
the proceedings of the City Council of 
1958-1959. 



LOAN IN ANTICIPATION OF REVENUE. 

Coun. WHITE called up, under unfinished 
business, No. 1 on the Calendar, viz.: 

Order for temporary loan of $65,000,000 
in anticipation of revenue. 

On January 6, 1958, the foregoing order 
was read once and passed, yeas 9. 

The order received its second reading and 
passage, yeas 9. 



COMPENSATION TO FRANK GARVEY. 

Coun. FOLEY offered the following: 
Resolved, That the City Council of Boston 
favors the consideration by the Legislature 



JANUARY 13, 1958 



29 



of the petition now held under Joint Rule 7B, 
providing for the payment of compensation 
to one Frank Garvey for certain injuries 
allegedly sustained by him while serving the 
City of Boston, provided that any such leg- 
islation enacted includes a referendum to the 
Mayor and City Council. 
The resolution was adopted. 



ASSISTANCE OP BOSTON MUNICIPAL 
RESEARCH BUREAU ON ANNUAL 
BUDGET. 

Coun. FOLEY and MCLAUGHLIN offered 
the following : 

Resolved, That in the processing of the 
annual municipal budget in the year 1958, 
the City Council requests the assistance of 
the Boston Municipal Research Bureau. 

Referred to the Committee on Appropria- 
tions and Finance. 



APPEARANCE OF PENAL INSTITUTIONS 
COMMISSIONER AND EMPLOYEE REP- 
RESENTATIVES BEFORE EXECUTIVE 
COMMITTEE. 

Coun. HAILER offered the following: 
Ordered, That his Honor the Mayor request 
the Penal Commissioner and the Employee 
Representatives at Deer Island to appear before 
the Executive Committee of the Boston City 
Council on Monday, January 27, 1958, at 
3.30 P. M., in order to take up the matter of 
the clarification of the status of the employees 
working at Deer Island. 

Referred to the Executive Committee. 



RECESS. 

On motion of Councillor White, the Council 
voted to take a recess at 3.52 P. M., subject 
to the call of the Chair. The members re- 
assembled in the Council Chamber and were 
called to order by President MCDONOUGH 
at 4.43 P. M. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT. 

Coun. WHITE, for the Executive Committee, 
submitted the following: 

Report on message of the Mayor and order 
(referred January 6) for sale of surplus pigs 
by Penal Institutions Department — recommend- 
ing that the order ought to pass. 

The report was accepted, and the order 
was passed. 



ELECTION OF MANAGERS OF OLD SOUTH 
ASSOCIATION IN BOSTON. 

Coun. MCDONOUGH offered the following: 

Ordered, That the Council proceed to the 
election of two members of the City Council 
as managers of the Old South Association in 
Boston. 

The order was passed. 

The Clerk called the roll with the following 
result: 

For Councillors McLaughlin and Piemonte — 
Councillors Foley, Hailer, Kerrigan, Mc- 
Cormack, and McDonough. 

For Councillor McLaughlin — Councillor Pie- 
monte. 

For Councillor Piemonte — Councillors Mc- 
Laughlin and White. 

Councillors McLaughlin and Piemonte were 
declared elected as managers of the Old South 
Association in Boston for the year 1958. 



CONVEYANCE OF LAND TO RICE 
POST, NO. 28. 

Coun. WHITE offered the following: 
Resolved, That the City Council of Boston 
favors the consideration by the Legislature of the 



petition now held under Joint Rule 7B author- 
izing the City of Boston to convey to Rice 
Post, No. 28, American Veterans of World 
War II and Korea, a parcel of land under 
the control of the Parks and Recreation De- 
partment. 

On motion of Councillor Piemonte, the 
resolution was amended by adding thereto, 
the following words: "and provided in any 
event such legislation contain a provision re- 
quiring two-thirds vote of the Boston City 
Council." 

The resolution as amended was adopted. 



STATEMENT BY COUNCILLOR WHITE. 

Upon receiving unanimous consent to make 
a statement Councillor White stated that 
January 16, 1958, would be inconvenient to 
the City Council as a date to meet with the 
Executive Committee of the Committee on 
Civic Progress, and that Mr. Bird would later 
suggest another date. 



REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON 
FORECLOSED REAL PROPERTY. 

Coun. PIEMONTE offered the following: 
Ordered, That his Honor the Mayor be re- 
quested, under the provisions of section 17F 
of chapter 376 of the Acts of 1951, and any 
amendments pursuant thereto, and under any 
authority vested in the City Council, at the 
meeting of the Council next ensuing after 
one week from receipt of this order, answer 
in writing to the questions set forth in the 
following: 

1. The number of foreclosed parcels held 
by the Committee of Foreclosed Property in 
the Real Estate Department of the City of 
Boston as of January 1, 1957. 

2. The number of such parcels acquired by 
said Board during 1957. 

3. The number of such parcels held by said 
Board as of December 31, 1957. 

4. The total assessed valuations of all such 
parcels held as of December 31, 1957. 

5. The total number of days of which sales 
were held in 1957 of such properties. 

6. The number of such parcels sold during 
1957. 

7. The total assessed valuations of all such 
parcels sold during 1957. 

8. The total sale price of all such parcels 
sold during 1957. 

The order was passed. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON 

CONFIRMATIONS. 

Coun. HAILER, for the Committee on Con- 
firmations, submitted the following: 

1. Report on appointments by the Mayor 
(referred December 30, 1957) of Francis 
Farrell and Peter Tierney as weighers of goods 
for the term ending April 30, 1958 — recommend- 
ing the appointments be confirmed. 

2. Report on appointments by the Mayor 
(referred December 30, 1957) of Joseph L. 
Considine, Francis J. Dewey, Edward F. 
Reilly, and William H. McManus as weighers 
of grain for the term ending April 30, 1958 — 
recommending the appointments be confirmed. 

The reports were accepted, and the question 
came on confirmation. Committee, Councillors 
Foley and McCormack. Whole number of 
ballots 6, yeas 6, and the appointments were 
confirmed. 



Adjourned at 5.13 P. M., on motion of 
Councillor McCormack, to meet on Monday, 
January 20, 1958, at 2 P.M. 

Note: All debate of City Council eliminated 
from proceedings in accordance with Chapter 
447, Acts of 1947. 

(Stenographic copy of such debate on file 
in office of City Clerk.) 



City op Boston 

Administrative Services Department 

Printing cggUfct, Section 



CITY COUNCIL 



30 



CITY OF BOSTON 



Proceedings of City Council 



Monday, January 20, 1958. 

Regular meeting of the City Council held in 
the Council Chamber, City Hall, at 2 P.M., 
President McDONOUGH in the chair, and all 
the member present. 

The Reverend William J. Commane, of Im- 
maculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 
Everett, was escorted to the rostrum. 



INVOCATION BY THE REV. WILLIAM J. 
COMMANE. 

In the name of the Father, and of the 
Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 

Almighty God, Father and Maker of us all, 
Who has placed in our hearts a spirit of 
reverence, patriotism and civic pride, look 
down with a favorable countenance upon this 
gathering of people's chosen representatives. 

Grant that all their deliberations may be in- 
spired by sentiments of justice and charity and 
that each action may be prompted by a deep 
respect for the dignity of the law and the 
rights of all our citizens. 

Hold the hand of Thy divine protection 
over us all, our nation, our city, our leaders, 
and our people. 

Guide us all by Thy inspiration into the ways 
of lasting peace. Through Christ, our Lord, 
Amen. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 



The meeting was opened with the salute to 
the Flag. 



FORECLOSED PARCELS OF REAL 
PROPERTY. 
The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, January 20, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen : 

I transmit herewith communication from the 
Acting Commissioner of the Real Property 



Department concerning your order of January 
13, 1958, relative to various information on 
foreclosed parcels of real property. 
Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynbs, Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Real Property Department, 

January 17, 1958, 
Mr. Harold B. Flemming, 

Chief Clerk, Mayor's Office. 
Dear Sir: 

In accordance with your memorandum 
of January 14, 1958, there is attached report, 
in triplicate, as a result of Council order dated 
January 13, 1958. 

We regret our inability to supply the figures 
as requested in No. 4, namely, the total as- 
sessed valuations of all such parcels held as 
of December 31, 1957. 

We have not been able to obtain the as- 
sessed valuations on all the property under 
our jurisdiction. However, we will make every 
effort to do so as soon as possible. 
Very truly yours, 
George P. Donovan, 
Acting Commissioner of Real Property. 

Real Property Department. 
Report of Foreclosed Property, 1957. 

1. The number of foreclosed parcels held 
by the Committee on Foreclosed Property in 
the Real Property Department of the City of 
Boston as of January 1, 1957: 3,034. 

2. The number of such parcels acquired by 
said Board during 1957: 164. 

3. The number of such parcels held by said 
Board as of December 31, 1957: 2,818. 

4. The total assessed valuations of all such 
parcels held as of December 31, 1957: Not 
available at this time, to follow as soon as 
possible. 

5. The total number of days on which sales 
were held in 1957 of such properties: 25. 

6. The number of such parcels sold during 
1957: Papers passed, 368; sold, but papers not 
passed, 79; total, 447. 

7. The total assessed valuations of all such 
parcels sold during 1957: Papers passed, 
$311,650; sold, but papers not passed, $58,000; 
total, $369,650. 

8. The total sale price of all such parcels 
sold during 1957: Papers passed, $259,390; 
sold, but papers not passed, $127,015; total, 
$386,405. 



Inventory of Parcels, 1957 



On hand as of December 31, 1956 

Foreclosures 

By will 

Transfers from other departments 

Totals 

Totals carried forward 

Redeemed 

Transfers to other departments 

Takings by other departments 

Sold 

Totals 

Balance 

Adjusting Entries for Inventory Purposes: 

Buildings razed 

* Note. — 368 parcels sold but (1) parcel, namely, Rochester street 
(extending through to Troy street), transferred from Parks and Recrea- 
tion Department June 4, 1957, and not considered as a sold parcel 
but cleared from inventory at this time — sold as: (formerly 22, 24, and 
26 Rochester street and Troy st, Parcels 1 and 2, and previously deducted 
from inventory. Selling price ($19,500) of these five parcels included 
in sales. 



Number of Parcels 


Land 


Buildings Total 


2,958 

125 

1 

4 


76 
32 

1 

1 


3,034 

157 

2 

5 


130 


34 


164 


3,088 


110 


3,198 


7 



3 

363 


6 


1 


13 



3 

364* 


373 


7 


380 


2,715 


103 


2,818 


22 


22 





On hand as of December 31, 1957. 
Placed on file. 



2,737 



81 2,818 



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CITY COUNCIL 



RECIPROCAL BOOK BORROWING 
PROGRAM. 
The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, January 20, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith further information 
from the Director of the Boston Public Li- 
brary with reference to your order of Novem- 
ber 18, 1957, concerning the formula by which 
the reciprocal agreement of borrowing books 
is carried on between various cities and towns. 
Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Library Department, January 20, 1958. 
Mr. Harold B. Flemming, 

Chief Clerk, Mayor's Office. 
Dear Sir: 

The City Council has requested information 
as contained in the following order: 

Ordered, That the Director of the Boston 
Public Library be requested, under the provi- 
sions of section 17F of chapter 376 of the 
Acts of 1951, and any amendments pursuant 



thereto, and under any authority vested in the 
City Council, at the meeting of the Council 
next ensuing after one week from receipt of 
this order, answer in writing to the questions 
set forth in the following: 

1. When the formula by which the recipro- 
cal agreement of borrowing books is carried 
on between the cities and towns was enacted, 
setting forth the cities and towns participating, 
the number of books in the Boston Library, 
the number of books in the other or said cities 
and towns, the number of books Boston bor- 
rowed from each city or town in the last 
fiscal year, the number of books each city or 
town borrowed from Boston in the last fiscal 
year, and the cost to Boston of such service. 

Herewith there is supplied a full presenta- 
tion of the requested information, in four 
folders : 

1. Miscellaneous data on interlibrary loans. 

2. Interlibrary loans to other Massachusetts 
public libraries, 1957. 

3. Interlibrary loans to Massachusetts li- 
braries other than public libraries, 1957. 

4. Interlibrary loans to libraries outside of 
Massachusetts, 1957. 

Respectfully, 
Milton E. Lord, Director. 



Boston Puulic Library 
Summary of Statistics on Interlibrary Loans, 19.57 

Number of volumes lent on interlibrary loan 1,21.5 

Percentage of total number of volumes lent by Boston Public Library (3,300,000) 37/1,000 of 1% 

Number of volumes lent on interlibrary loan 1 ,215 

Percentage of number of volumes requested on interlibrary loan 46% 

Estimated cost of servicing of interlibrary loan of 1,215 volumes $1,808 30 

Number of volumes not lent on interlibrary loan. . . 1 ,438 

Percentage of number of volumes requested on interlibrary loan 54% 

Estimated cost of servicing of interlibrary loan (1,438 volumes) not granted $1,219 66 

Total number of volumes requested on interlibrary loan 2,653 

Estimated cost of servicing of interlibrary loans (2,653) $3,027 90 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Section 8. Any free town public library may loan its books or other library material to any other 
such library or to citizens of other towns or nonresidents, under such written conditions and regulations 
as may be made by the board of trustees or other authority having control of the library so loaning. Any 
town may raise money to pay the expenses of so borrowing books and other library material from the 
library of any other town. 

General Laws, Tercentenary edition. Chapter 78, Section 8. 



Boston Public Library. 
Number of Volumes 

Division of Homo Reading and Community Services 723,599 

Division of Reference and Research Services 1,381,853 



Place 



Amherst. 
Andover. 
Arlington. . . . 
Ashburnham. 

Ashland 

Atliol , 

Attleboro 

Auburn 

Ayer 

Barnstable. . . 

Barre 

Bedford 

Belchertown.. 

Belmont 

Bernardston. . 

Beverly 

Billerica 

Bolton 

Bourne 

Boylston 

Braintree. . . . 

Brewster 

Brockton .... 
Brookfield. . . 











2,105,45: 




Boston Public Library. 










>ans, to Othei 


Massachusetts Public Librai 


ics, 1957. 






No. of Vols. 


No. of Vols. 


No 


of Vols. 


No. of Vols. 


No. 


of Vols 


in Library 


Requested 




Lent 


Not Lent 


Borrowed 




from B.P.L. 


by B. ! ■ I 


by B.P.L. 


by B.P.L. 


40,031 


4 




1 


3 







52,918 


25 




15 


10 







108,208 


40 




24 


26 







15,332 


2 




2 










20,625 


2 




2 










' 24,588 


13 




7 


6 







74,769 


8 




6 


2 







19,984 


9 




5 


4 







15,000 


5 




1 


4 







17,098 







4 


2 







20,585 


1 




1 










* 


6 




3 


3 







8,955 


6 




1 


5 







66,128 


11 




7 


4 







10,583 


4 




1 


3 







111,754 


6 




1 


5 







* 


22 




14 


8 







* 


4 




2 


2 







38,640 


4 




2- 


2 







17,050 


7 




4 


3 







50,697 


4 




2 


2 







6,000 


15 




6 


9 







139,811 


34 




17 


17 







15,317 


8 




5 


3 








* Data not available. 



JANUARY 20, 1958 



32 



Place 

Brookline 

Buzzards Bay 

Cambridge 

Canton 

Chatham 

Cochituate 

Cohasset 

Concord 

Danvers 

Dedham 

Deerfield 

Duxbury 

East Bridgewater. . 
East Brookfield. . . . 

East Douglas 

Easton 

Everett 

Fall River 

Falmouth 

Fitchburg 

Foxboro 

Framingham 

Franklin 

Gardner 

Gloucester 

Grafton 

Greenfield 

Groton 

Hanover 

Harwich 

Haverhill 

Holbrook 

Holden 

Holliston 

Holyoke 

Hudson 

Ipswich 

Kingston 

Lawrence 

Lee 

Lenox 

Leominster 

Lowell 

Lunenberg 

Lynn 

Maiden 

Marblehead 

Marlboro 

Marshfield 

Mattapoisett 

Medfield 

Medway 

Melrose 

Merrimac 

Middleborough 

Middleton 

Millis 

Milton 

Monson 

Natick 

Needham 

New Bedford 

Newburyport 

Newton 

North Adams 

North Andover 

North Reading 

Northampton 

Norton 

Norwell 

Norwood 

Oak Bluffs 

Orleans 

Oxford 

Peabody 

Pepperell 

Pigeon Cove 

Pittsfield 

Plymouth 

Provincetown 

Quincy 

Rockport 

Salem 

Sandwich 

Scituate 

Sharon 

Sheffield 

Sherborn 

Shirley 

Somerville 

South Dartmouth. . . 
Southboro 



No. of Vols. 


No. of Vols. 


No. of Vols. 


No. of Vols. 


No. of Vols. 


in Library 


Requested 


Lent 


Not Lent 


Borrowed 




from B.P.L. 


by B.P.L. 


by B.P.L. 


by B.P.L. 


242,889 


18 


10 


8 





* 


1 


1 








182,080 


4 


1 


3 





26,500 


21 


6 


15 





13,666 


10 


6 


4 





* 


1 


1 








31,535 


13 


3 


10 





106,036 


3 


1 


2 





40,425 


15 


2 


13 





52,333 


56 


37 


19 





11,724 


5 


2 


3 





* 


34 


23 


11 





21,844 


17 


12 


5 





7,411 


6 


4 


2 





2,666 


4 


1 


3 





32,661 


13 


10 


3 





105,129 


3 


3 








179,153 


14 


6 


8 





3,500 


22 


7 


15 





88,717 


25 


10 


15 





9,446 


9 


4 


5 





70,000 


15 


9 


6 





24,768 


1 


1 








53,593 


9 


5 


4 





36,697 


24 


13 


11 





40,633 


2 


1 


1 





70,588 


13 


4 


9 





18,835 


1 


1 








14,000 


2 


2 








16,247 


16 


10 


6 





145,649 


5 


2 


3 





14,440 


13 


7 


6 





15,962 


11 


8 


3 





12,785 


20 


14 


6 





110,595 


7 


o 


5 





31 ,882 


15 


10 


5 





27,419 


2 


1 


1 





15,744 


10 


1 


9 





143,638 


4 


3 


1 





* 


11 


3 


8 





53,154 


22 


17 


5 





68,102 


34 


25 


9 





171,220 


21 


17 


4 





15,200 


5 


1 


4 





197,451 


18 


6 


12 





141,741 


5 


2 


3 





45,508 


4 


1 


3 





72,252 


35 


6 


29 





19,229 


9 


1 


8 





10,890 


4 


1 


3 





15,000 


10 


5 


5 





5,721 


1 


- 1 








70,749 


11 


5 


6 





8,174 


3 


1 


o 





61,063 


5 


2 


3 





11,394 


4 


2 


2 





4,424 


4 


3 


1 





79,548 


10 


4 


6 





22,707 


10 


5 


5 





67,832 


9 


2 


7 





40,835 


37 


8 


29 





263,880 


8 


4 


4 





95,066 


43 


14 


29 





262,070 


24 


3 


21 





56,150 


5 


2 


3 





24,405 


6 


3 


3 





13,267 


9 


1 


8 





293,069 


3 


3 








9,927 


2 


2 








4,500 


7 


1 


6 





46,619 


9 


6 


3 





5,997 


6 


3 


3 





11,470 


19 


8 


11 





21,618 


4 


1 


3 





54,955 


6 


5 


1 





14,832 


3 


3 








5,370 


3 


2 


1 





112,939 


4 


1 


3 





40,499 


19 


7 


12 





10,556 


14 


8 


6 





170,506 


34 


14 


20 





10,463 


5 


1 


4 





* 


3 


3 








18,559 


2 


2 








10,019 


11 


6 


5 





15,000 


7 


3 


4 





15,253 


3 


2 


1 





12,267 


1 


1 








* 


4 


2 


2 





144,315 


22 


8 


11 





* 


20 


4 


16 





26,745 


5 


2 


3 






Data not available. 



33 



CITY COUNCIL 



Boston Public Library — Continued 
[nterlibrary Loans, to other Massachusetts Public Libraries, ]957 



Place 



No. of Vols, 
in Library 



No. of Vols. No. of Vols. 



Southbridge 38,3.55 

Spencer 18,719 

Springfield 544,056 

Stockbridge 25,000 

Stoneham 36,988 

Stoughton 16,000 

Sudbury * 

Swampscott 34,617 

Taunton 106,829 

Truro 6,472 

Uxbridge 23,946 

Vineyard Haven * 

WakeBeld 85,648 

Walpole 37,855 

Waltham 162,433 

Warren * 

Watertown 129,392 

Wellesley 63,455 

WeUfleet 7,763 

West Boylston 17,759 

West Brookfield 22,446 

West Medway 12,974 

West Newbury 8,274 

Westborough 22,513 

Westfield 64,950 

Weston 39,920 

Westwood 14,613 

Weymouth 80,499 

Whitinsville 

Wilmington * 

Winchester 59,316 

Winthrop 54,843 

Woburn 65,674 

Worcester 490,387 

Yarmouth 14,147 

Woods Hole 9,690 



Requested 

from B.P.L. 

30 

14 

14 

2 

7 
36 
12 
16 
15 

6 

9 

4 

3 
19 

3 

9 
16 

6 

6 

2 

4 
14 

2 

7 
20 

4 

6 
21 

7 

6 
29 
41 

2 
10 
10 

9 



Lent 
by B.P.L. 

7 
7 
5 
1 
5 
24 
2 
5 



2 
2 
12 
3 
4 
5 
1 
2 
1 
1 
1 
1 
4 
7 
2 
3 
9 
3 
1 
14 
12 
2 
3 
1 
5 



No. of Vols. 

Not Lent 

by B.P.L. 

23 

7 

9 

1 

2 
12 
10 
11 

6 



3 

2 

1 

7 



5 
11 

5 

4 

1 

3 
13 

1 

3 
13 

2 

3 
12 

4 

5 
15 
29 



7 



No. of Vols. 
Borrowed 
by B.P.L. 







































Massachusetts Colleges and Universities 



Nam e 



No. of Vols, 
in Library 



Anna Maria College, Paxton 10,000 

Brandeis University, Waltham 58,500 

Clark University, Worcester 203,000 

Harvard College Library, Cambridge 2,500,376 

Harvard — School of Medicine and Public 

Health, Boston 318,327 

Harvard — Museum of Comparative Zoology, 

Cambridge 218,17.5 

Harvard — Business School, Boston 302,540 

Harvard — Law School, Cambridge 785,720 

Harvard— Theological School, Cambridge 201 ,369 

Harvard — Blue Hill Meteorological Observa- 
tory, Milton 34,500 

Harvard — Peabody Museum of Archaeology 

and Ethnology, Cambridge 62,620 

Holy Cross College, Worcester 159,655 

Lowell Technological Institute, Lowell 12,000 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 

Cambridge 499,453 

Massachusetts, University of Amherst 182,637 

New England Conservatory of Music, Boston . 6,757 

Northeastern University, Boston 32,449 

Radcliffe College, Cambridge 105,000 

Smith College, Northampton 387,440 

Tufts University, Medical School, Boston 168,000 

Weston College, Weston 72,401 

Wheaton College, Norton 73,067 

Wheelock College, Boston 16,500 

Williams College, Williamstown 228,773 



No. of Vols. 
Requested 
from B.P.L. 
2 
2 
5 
40 



1 
3 

2 

34 
7 
2 
1 
3 
6 
3 
1 
3 
2 

29 



No. of Vols. 

Lent 

by B.P.L. 

2 

1 

3 

22 



1 
1 
1 

17 
7 
2 
1 
3 
3 
1 
1 
3 
2 

19 



No. of Vols. 
Not Lent 
by B.P.L. 

1 
2 
18 




2 
1 

17 




3 
2 




10 



No. of Vols. 
Borrowed 
by B.P.L. 



12 



Massachusetts Business Concerns 



American Optical Company, Southbridge 

Avco — Electronics Research Laboratory, Boston 

Avco — Research Division, Lawrence 

Godfrey L. Cabot, Inc., Cambridge 

Heald Machine Company, Worcester 

High Voltage Engineering Corporation, 

Burlington 

Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 

John Hancock Life Insurance, Boston 

National Research Corporation, Cambridge. . . 
Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation, 

Boston 



2,500 


11 


8 


3 





* 


1 


1 








* 


24 


15 


9 





2,000 


3 


2 


1 





200 


i 


1 








* 


3 


3 








* 


1 


1 


(1 





8,000 


1 


1 








2,000 


1 


1 


(1 






15,000 



* Data not available. 



JANUARY 20, 1958 



34 



No. of Vols. 
Borrowed 
by B.P.L. 















No. of Vols. 
Borrowed 
by B.P.L. 






Massachusetts, Miscellaneous 

No. of Vols. No. of Vols. No. of Vols. No. of Vols. 

Name in Library Requested Lent Not Lent 

from B.P.L. by B.P.L. by B.P.L. 

Boston Athenaeum, Boston 385,142 110 

Congregational Library, Boston 90,038 110 

Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health, 

Cambridge 2,000 9 3 6 

Massachusetts Department of Labor and In- 
dustries, Boston 5,800 2 2 

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 105,500 20 20 

Museum of Science, Boston 17,000 110 

U. S. Army Headquarters Research Command, 

Natick * 15 9 6 

U. S. Army— Murphy Hospital, Waltham 4,753 9 6 3 

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester 17,710 12 3 9 

Boston Public Library 

InterLibrary Loans, to Libraries Outside of Massachusetts, 1957 

Libraries Outside of Massachusetts 

No. of Vols. No. of Vols. No. of Vols. No. of Vols. 

State and Name in Library Requested Lent Not Lent 

from B.P.L. by B.P.L. by B.P.L. 
Alabama 

University of Alabama, University, Alabama. . 438,857 3 2 1 

Indiana Springs School, Helena, Alabama * 1 1 

California 

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, San 

Francisco, California * 2 2 

Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, 

California 50,000 2 2 

University of California, Berkeley, California. . 1,878,389 22 6 16 

University of California, Los Angeles, California 1,005,233 36 19 17 

Walt Disney Productions, Burbank, California 4,773 110 

Colorado 

Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado 538,473 110 

Connecticut 

Human Relations Area Files, New Haven, 

Connecticut * 1 1 

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. .. . 4,215,841 5 14 

District of Columbia 

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Washington 38,000 2 11 

Library of Congress, Washington 9,847,000 8 8 

Smithsonian Institution, Washington 1,000,000 4 3 1 

U. S. Geological Survey, Washington * 1 1 

Florida 

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida . . 343,444 9 4 5 

S. Cornelia Young Library, Daytona Beach, 

Florida 23,000 5 2 3 

Idaho 

Pocatello Public Library, Pocatello, Idaho .... 35,079 514 

Illinois 

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.. 1,111,663 5 14 

University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 1,897,457 7 3 4 

Indiana 

University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana. 525,000 8 2 6 

University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana 358,889 3 12 

Iowa 

Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa 435,997 110 

Kansas 

University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 580,930 11 2 9 

Kentucky 

U. S. Army Medical Research Laboratory, 

Fort Knox, Kentucky * 2 1 1 

Maine 

Maine State Library, Augusta, Maine 320,040 110 

Maryland 

U. S. Army Chemical Warfare Service * 1 1 

U. S. Department of Agriculture Plant Industry 

Station, Beltsville, Maryland * 5 1 4 

U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. . 128,000 11.0 

Michigan 

Michigan State University, East Lansing, 

Michigan 614,854 8 2 6 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 859,810 4 13 

Wayne University, Detroit, Michigan 288,680 4 4 

Minnesota 

Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota 146,989 1 1 

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Min- 
nesota 1,688,640 4 2 2 

* Data not available. 



35 



CITY COUNCIL 



Libraries Outside of Massachusetts — Continued 



Si \ n-: and Name 



No. of Vols, 
in Library 



Missouri 

Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. . . 

Mississippi 

Mississippi State College, State College, Mis- 
sissippi 

University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi. 

New Hampshire 

General Electric Company, Meter Department, 
Somersworth, New Hampshire 



565,174 



104,694 

183,671 



No. of Vols. 
Requested 
from B.P.L. 

21 



No. of Vols. 

Lent 

by B.P.L. 

12 



No. of Vols. 
Not Lent 
by B.P.L. 



No. of Vols. 
Borrowed 
by B.P.L. 





New Jersey 

Douglass College, New Brunswick, New Jersey 

Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New 

Jersey 100,000 

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.. 1,250,000 
Seton Hall University, South Orange, New 

Jersey 95,121 

New Mexico 

Farmington Public Library, Farmington, New 

Mexico 6,862 



New York 

Albany Medical College, Albany, New York . . 22,000 

City Center of Music and Drama, Inc., New 

York City * 

Colgate University, Hamilton, New York 207,000 

Columbia University, New York City 2,102,615 

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 1,612,956 

Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York. 10,000 

Fordham University, New York City 288,350 

Harper College, Endicott, New York 55,480 

Hicksville Public Library, Hicksville, New York 23,000 

Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York 21,415 

Loyola Seminary, Shrub Oak, New York 

New York Public Library, New York City 5,510,840 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New 

York 55,000 

Roswell Park Institute, Buffalo, New York. . . * 

U. S. Military Academy, West Point, New York 144,210 

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York 290,500 

North Carolina 

Greensboro Public Library, Greensboro, North 

Carolina 67,064 

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 

North Carolina 633,665 

Ohio 

Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 1,012,176 

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio. . . . 661,227 

Western College for Women, Oxford, Ohio. . . . 48,441 

Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. . 703,677 



1 


1 








3 


3 








8 


3 


5 





6 


2 


4 





7 


6 


1 





8 


6 


2 





7 


3 


4 





2 


1 


1 





1 


1 








1 


1 








4 


3 


1 





6 


2 


4 





1 


1 








1 


1 








2 


1 


1 





1 


1 








3 


1 


2 





!0 


9 


11 





1 


1 








5 


5 








1 


1 









Oklahoma 

Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, 

Oklahoma 52,000 

Oregon 

Oregon State College, Corvallis, Oregon 284,000 

Salem Public Library, Salem, Oregon 62,910 

University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 521,296 

Pennsylvania 

Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 239,701 

Erie Public Library, Erie, Pennsylvania 198,450 

Lebanon \ alley College, Annville, Pennsylvania 54,840 

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. . 310,000 
Munroe County Library, Stroudsburg, 

Pennsylvania 

Pottstown Public Library, Pottstown, 

Pennsylvania 22,589 

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 

Pennsylvania 1,327,421 

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, 

Pennsylvania 663,622 

Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, 

Pennsylvania 84,401 



Rhode Island 

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island . 



794,000 



Tennessee 

Joint University Libraries, Nashville, Tennessee 632,091 



* Data not available. 



JANUARY 20, 1958 



36 



State and Name 



No. of Vols, 
in Library 



Texas 

Shell Development Company, Houston, Texas. 

Texas Technological College, Lubbock, Texas. . 137,000 

University of Texas, Austin, Texas 1,050,755 

Vermont 

Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont 123,000 

Virginia 

Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia 108,389 

University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia. . 115,000 

Washington 

Longview Public Library, Longview, 

Washington 38,938 

North Central Regional Library, Wenatchee, 

Washington 72,147 

Spokane Public Library, Spokane, Washington 220,842 

Tacoma Public Library, Tacoma, Washington. 266,312 

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 807,744 

Whitman County Library, Colfax, Washington 26,128 

Wisconsin 

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. 924,723 

Canada 

London Public Library, London, Ontario 167,267 

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 

British Columbia 300,000 

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario 725,000 

Referred to the Executive Committee. 



No. of Vols. No. of Vols. 
Requested Lent 

from B.P.L. by B.P.L. 



No. of Vols. No. of Vols. 
Not Lent Borrowed 

by B.P.L. by B.P.L. 



2 


2 








1 


1 








1 


1 








2 


1 


1 





1 


1 









15 



* Data not available. 

STATEMENT BY COUNCILLOR WHITE. 
Upon receiving unanimous consent to make 
a statement Councillor White stated that 
through a misunderstanding, he voted but 
for one member in the election on January 
13, 1958, of two members to the Old South 
Association in Boston, assuming that two votes 
were to be taken and that he now wished to 
be recorded as voting in favor also of Coun- 
cillor McLaughlin as a member of the Old 
South Association in Boston. 



PETITIONS REFERRED. 
The following petitions were received and 
referred to the committee named: 

Claims. 

John Buckley, for compensation for damage 
to car by snowplow. 

James Chiampa, for compensation for in- 
juries caused by an alleged defect at 109 Sara- 
toga street, East Boston. 

Davis Cafe, Inc., for rebate of portion of 
liquor license fee at 830 Massachusetts avenue. 

Eugene W. Dumas, to be reimbursed as re- 
sult of execution issued against him on account 
of his acts as employee of Police Department. 

Marion V. Geran, for compensation for in- 
juries caused by an alleged defect near Pel- 
ham street. 

George Janigian, to be reimbursed for ex- 
penses incurred in digging for break in sewer 
line at 108 Sherwood street, Roslindale. 

Mrs. Victor Kassner, for compensation for 
damage to property at 4 Dania terrace, Mat- 
tapan, caused by falling trees. 

Mrs. James Kelly, for overpayment of $1 on 
fuel oil permit at 80 Brent street, Dorchester. 

Donald D. Lowell, to be reimbursed as result 
of accident which occurred while in perform- 
ance of duty as employee of Police Depart- 
ment. 

Ambrose E. Marenghi, for compensation for 
damage to car by fire apparatus. 

Joseph Newton, for compensation for damage 
to car by city truck. 

Ruth O'Rourke, for compensation for damage 
to car by car of Traffic Department. 

Joseph Pirrello, to be reimbursed as result 
of execution issued against him on account of 
his acts as employee of Police Department. 

Mary Pizzi, for compensation for injuries 
caused by an alleged defect in Devonshire 
street. 

Lawrence T. Prior, to be reimbursed as re- 
sult of accident which occurred while in per- 



formance of duty as employee of Public Works 
Department, Paving Division. 

Elvira Ricciardelli, for compensation for in- 
juries caused by an alleged defect at 10 Sara- 
toga street, East Boston. 

Edward J. Silva, to be reimbursed as result 
of execution issued against him on account of 
his acts as employee of Police Department. 

Edward J. Silva, to be reimbursed as result 
of execution issued against him on account of 
his acts as employee of Police Department. 

Edward D. Skane, to be reimbursed as result 
of four executions issued against him on ac- 
count of his acts as employee of Police De- 
partment. 

Francis A. Sullivan, to be reimbursed as re- 
sult of three executions issued against him on 
account of his acts as employee of Police De- 
partment. 

Serge Worontsoff, for compensation for 
damage to car by city truck. 

Ida Zammitti, for compensation for damage 
to premises by city motor vehicle. 



PETITION FOR ANNUITY. 

Petition of Helen V. Schiller to be paid annuity 
on account of death of her husband, Joseph H. 
Schiller, late member of the Fire Department. 

Referred to the Committee on Claims. 



PETITIONS FOR INDEMNIFICATION. 

Petition of William G. Carpenter, employee of 
the Boston Fire Department, for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical, and nursing expenses. 

Petition of William J. Cullinane, employee of 
the Boston Fire Department, for indemnification 
for hospital, surgical, medical, and nursing exepnses. 

Petition of Paul J. DeRosa, employee of the 
Boston Fire Department, for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical, and nursing expenses. 

Petition of James D. Kennedy, employee of the 
Boston Fire Department, for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical, and nursing expenses. 

Severally referred to the Committee on Claims. 



NOTICE OF HEARING BEFORE METRO- 
POLITAN DISTRICT COMMISSION. 

A copy of notice was received of hearing to be 
held January 30, 1958, at 2 p.m., before the Metro- 
politan District Commission on petition of Boston 



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CITY COUNCIL 



Edison Company for conduits, pipi 
i iharlesgate East, 
Placed on file. 



NOTICES OK HEARINGS BEFORE DEPART- 
MENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES. 

Notice was received from the Department of 
Public Utilities of hearing to be held on February 3, 
1958, at 10 a.m., on petition of Trustees of Boston 
Metropolitan District fcr approval of maturities 
and interest rates on certain lands. 

Notice was received from the Department of 
Public Utilities of hearing to be held on February 3, 
1958, at 10 A.M., on petition of Metropolitan 
Transit Authority for issue of bonds or notes to 
acquire rapid transit cars. 

Notice was received from the Department of 
Public Utilities of hearing to be held on January 31 , 
1958, at 10.30 a.m., on petition of City Council 
of the City of Boston relative to alteration of 
bridge carrying Broadway over track of Boston 
& Albany Railroad. 

Severally placed on file. 



NOTICE FROM STATE DEPARTMENT OF 
PUBLIC UTILITIES. 

A communication was received from the State 
Department of Public Utilities transmitting copy 
of order granting approval to the Boston Edison 
Company for pole locations in Nonantum road, 
North Beacon street, Western thoroughfare. 
Arsenal street, Soldier's Field road, and Leo M. 
Birmingham Parkway, Brighton. 

Placed on file. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPRO- 
PRIATIONS AND FINANCE. 

Coun. HAILER, for the Committee on Appro- 
priations and Finance, submitted the following: 

Report on message of the Mayor and order 
(referred January 13) for appropriation of $100,000 
for the City Planning Board for Governmental 
Center Study — recommending that the order 
ought to pass. 

The report was accepted, and the order was 
passed, yeas 9. 



PRINTING OF BOOK, 
STREETS." 



"BOSTON'S 



Coun. McDONOUGH offered the following: 

Ordered, That his Honor the Mayor direct the 
Purchasing Agent, in conjunction with the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, to prepare and print 
1 ,000 copies of the book entitled "Boston's Streets," 
with precinct changes to date — of which at least 
300 copies shall be hard covered — to be distributed 
by the City Messenger to the various city depart- 
ments; the expense of same to be charged to the 
appropriation for City Documents. 

On motion of Councillor Piemonte, the order 
was amended by adding the following words "and 
Be it further ordered that said Street Book contain 
a map appropriately designating the historic sites 
and off-street parking facilities in the Boston area." 

The order as amended was passed under sus- 
pension of the rules. 



NAMING OF MALL ON BOSTON COMMON 
OR BOSTON PUBLIC GARDEN IN 
HONOR OF WILLIAM P. LONG. 

Coun. FOLEY offered the following: 
Ordered, That the Parks and Recreation Com- 
mission be requested, through his Honor the 
Mayor, to name one of the malls or walks on the 
Boston Common or Boston Public Garden the 
William P. Long Mall in honor of the late William 
P. Long, former Chairman of the Boston Park 
Commission. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



TAKING COMMERCIAL PROPERTY BY 

EMINENT DOMAIN. 

Coun. FOLEY offered the following: 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council sug- 
gests the wisdom of at this time confronting 
squarely the problem of the constitutionality under 
the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Mas- 
sachusetts of legislation permitting a municipality 
to take obsolescent commercial property by 
eminent domain for the purpose of accomplishing a 
commercial redevelopment; and further 

Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be 
forwarded to all the members of the Boston Re- 
development Authority, 

The resolution was adopted under suspension of 
the rules. 



ACQUISITION OF VACANT LAND FOR 
COMMERCIAL REDEVELOPMENT. 
Coun. FOLEY offered the following: 
Resolved, The Boston City Council suggest, 
through his Honor the Mayor, to the Boston Re- 
development Authority the opportunity to acquire 
large tracts of vacant land in commercial or in- 
dustrial areas of the city for the purpose of achiev- 
ing a controlled integrated commercial redevelop- 
ment. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension of 
the rules. 



SECRETARIAL STAFF IN MAYOR'S OF- 
FICE TO STUDY LEGISLATION AF- 
FECTING CITY. 
Coun. FOLEY offered the following: 
Resolved, That the Boston City Council renew 
its suggestion to his Honor the Mayor, first made in 
December, 1956, to the effect that the Mayor pro- 
vide a secretarial staff, in his office for the purpose 
of notifying interested persons of the hearings 
before legislative committees of bills of concern to 
and affecting the interests of the City of Boston; 
be it further 

Resolved, That the specific procedure suggested 
be as follows, 

1. A listing of all bills filed by any responsible 
person or agency affecting the City of Boston. 

2. Preparation of a summary and background 
material on each bill by the Law Department. 

3. Circularizing such list and summary to all 
persons whose appearance before the cognizant 
legislative committee would be of advantage to the 
City of Boston. 

4. Assumption of responsibility of notifying 
such persons of the time, place, and date of the 
legislative committees hearing with a request for 
their appearance and support; be it further 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council feels 
that the legislative effort of the City of Boston 
should and must be broadened and strengthened. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension of 
the rules. 



SCREENING OF BUDGETARY REQUESTS 
FOR FEDERAL CONTRIBUTIONS OR 
GRANTS. 
Coun. PIEMONTE offered the following: 
Resolved, That his Honor the Mayor consider 
the advisability of appointing some person in the 
Budget Division of the Administrative Services 
Department to screen all budgetary requests for 
any possible federal contributions or grants. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension of 
the rules. 



SICK LEAVE RULES AND REGULATIONS. 
Coun. FOLEY offered the following: 
Ordered, That the Labor-Management Commit- 
tee be requested, through his Honor the Mayor, to 
inquire into the uniformity of sick leave rules and 
regulations throughout the departments of the city. 
Passed under suspension of the rules. 



JANUARY 20, 1958 



38 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON 
CONFIRMATIONS. 

Coun. HAILER, for the Committee on Confirma" 
tions, submitted the following: 

Report on appointment by the Mayor (referred 
January 13) of John L. McLaughlin, as constable 
with authority to serve civil process upon filing of 
bond for the term ending April 30, 1958 — recom- 
mending that the appointment be confirmed. 

The report was accepted, and the question came 
on confirmation. Committee, Councillors Iannella 
and Piemonte. Whole number of ballots, 7, yeas 7, 
and the appointment was confirmed. 



APPROVAL OF CONSTABLE'S BOND. 

The constable's bond of John L. McLaughlin, 
having been duly approved by the Collector- 
Treasurer, was received and approved by the 
Council. 



NEXT MEETING OF COMMITTEE 
ON CONFIRMATIONS. 

In answer to an inquiry by Councillor Piemonte, 
Councillor Hailer, Chairman of the Committee on 
Confirmations, announced that there would be a 
meeting of the Committee on Confirmations on 
Thursday, January 23, 1958, at 10 a.m., to consider 
the reappointment by the Mayor of Frederick A. 
Cronin as member of Boston Housing Authority. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CLAIMS. 

Coun. McCORMACK, for the Committee on 
Claims, submitted the following: 

1. Report on petition of John J. Coleman 
(referred December 30, 1957) for reimbursement 
as a result of executions issued against him on 
account of his acts as an employee of Bridge 
Service, Public Works Department — recommend- 
ing passage of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That the sum of four hundred ninety- 
five dollars ($495) be allowed and paid to John J. 
Coleman in reimbursement for amount of execu- 
tions issued against him on account of his acts as an 
employee of the Bridge Service, Public Works 
Department, said sum to be charged to the appro- 
priation for Executions of Court, Damage Claims 
and Reimbursements. 

2. Report on petition of Stephen A. Dunn 
(referred January 13) for reimbursement as a 
result of an execution issued against him on account 
of his acts as a member of the Police Department — 
recommending passage of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That the sum of two hundred dollars 
($200) be allowed and paid to Stephen A. Dunn in 
reimbursement for amount of execution issued 
against him on account of his acts as a member of 
the Police Department, said sum to be charged to 
the appropriation for Executions of Court, Damage 
Claims and Reimbursements. 

3. Report on petition of Francis D. Brooks 
(referred January 13) to be reimbursed as a result 
of an execution issued against him on account of 
his acts as a member of the Police Department — 
recommending passage of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That the sum of one hundred ten 
dollars ($110) be allowed and paid to Francis D. 
Brooks in reimbursement for amount of execution 
issued against him on account of his acts as a 
member of the Police Department, said sum to be 
charged to the appropriation for Executions of 
Court, Damage Claims and Reimbursements. 

4. Report on petition of Thomas V. Ranucci 
(referred January 13) for reimbursement as a 
result of executions issued against him on account 
of his acts as a member of the Police Department 
— recommending passage of the accompanying 
order: 

Ordered, That the sum of five hundred dollars 
($500) be allowed and paid to Thomas V. Ranucci 
in reimbursement for amount of executions issued 
against him on account of his acts as a member of 
the Police Department, said sum to be charged 
to the appropriation for Executions of Court, 
Damage Claims and Reimbursements. 

5. Report on petition of Charles N. Vogel 
(referred December 30, 1957) for indemnification 
for hospital, surgical, medical and nursing expenses 
incurred as a result of an injury sustained by him 
while in the performance of his duty as a member of 



the Fire Department — recommending passage of 
the accompanying order. 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 
100B of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon 
petition of Charles N. Vogel, a former member of 
the Fire Department retired for accidental dis- 
ability, for indemnification for hospital, surgical, 
medical and nursing expenses incurred as a result 
of an injury received through no fault of his own 
while in the performance of his duty on Septem- 
ber 18, 1954, there be allowed and paid, upon 
certification of the panel appointed under the 
provisions of said section, to the following the 
amount stated: 

Charles N. Vogel (petitioner), 146 Eustis 

street, Roxbury $69 52 

said sum to be paid from any appropriation suitable 
for the purpose of this section. 

6. Report on petition of John J. McCarthy 
(referred December 30, 1957) for indemnification 
for hospital, surgical, medical and nursing expenses 
incurred as a result of an injury sustained by him 
while in the performance of his duty as a member 
of the Fire Department — recommending passage 
of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 
100 of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon peti- 
tion of John J. McCarthy, a member of the Fire 
Department, for indemnification for hospital, 
surgical, medical and nursing expenses incurred as 
a result of an injury received through no fault of 
his own while in the performance of his duty on 
March 9, 1956, there be allowed and paid, as 
recommended by the Fire Commissioner and 
approved by the Corporation Counsel, to the 
following the amount stated: 

Karl D. Kasparian, M.D., 395 Common- 
wealth avenue $110 

said sum to be charged to the appropriation for 
Executions of Court, Damage Claims and Reim- 
bursements. 

7. Report on petition of Thomas G. Davis 
(referred January 13) First Assistant Probation 
Officer, Boston Municipal Court, for retirement as 
a veteran — recommending passage of the accom- 
panying order: 

Whereas, Thomas G. Davis, employed in the 
service of the County of Suffolk as First Assistant 
Chief Probation Officer in the Municipal Court of 
the City of Boston, has made application to be 
retired under the provisions of section 58 of chap- 
ter 32 of the General Laws, as amended; and 

Whereas, The said Thomas G. Davis has sub- 
mitted to the City Council satisfactory evidence 
that he is a veteran as defined in section 56 of 
Chapter 32 of the General Laws; and that he has 
been in the service of the county for a total period 
of thirty years in the aggregate 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 58 
of chapter 32 of the General Laws, as amended, 
Thomas G. Davis, employed in the County of 
Suffolk as First Assistant Chief Probation Officer 
in the Municipal Court of the City of Boston, be, 
and hereby is retired, by the Mayor and City Coun- 
cil, acting as county commissioners, at an annual 
pension of $3,784.32, with a survivorship allowance 
of $2,522.88 to his spouse, Ruth R. Davis, pursuant 
to section 58B of said chapter 32. 

The reports were accepted, and the orders were 
severally passed. 



BOSTON NAVAL SHIPYARD TO BE IN- 
CLUDED IN SUBMARINE CONSTRUC- 
TION PROGRAM. 

Coun. McCORMACK offered the following: 

Whereas, There is a surplus of skilled labor in the 
Boston area; and 

Whereas, The Boston Naval Shipyard formerly 
had a submarine construction program ; and 

Whereas, The Department of Defense of the 
Federal Government is expanding its program for 
construction of nuclear submarines; now therefore 
be it 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council, in 
meeting assembled, called upon the Massachusetts 
delegation in Congress to take every measure to 
have the Boston Naval Shipyard included in the 
submarine construction program; and be it further 

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be sent 
to all members of the Massachusetts delegation in 
Congress, and, since it is so vital to the economic 
health of our city and state, that copies also be 



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s.'iu in the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 
with a request that they lend their full cooperation 
to this project. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension of 
the rules. 



SALE OR LEASE OF SUBURBAN OFF- 
STREET PARKING FACILITIES. 

Coun. MCLAUGHLIN offered the following: 

Ordered, That the Director of the Administrative 
Services Department and the Chairman of the 
Real Property Department be requested to appear 
before the Executive Committee of the Boston 
City Council at a date and time to be designated 
by the chairman of said committee to discuss with 
the City Council the proposed plan to sell or lease 
certain suburban off-street parking facilities. 

Referred to the Executive Committee. 



POWERS OF CITY COUNCIL TO 
SUMMONS WITNESSES. 
Coun. McDONOUGH offered the following: 
Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be re- 
quested to furnish an opinion to the City Council 
of the powers of the City Council to summons 
witnesses and the taking of oath by such witnesses 
before the City Council or committees of the City 
Council, for the purpose of ascertaining informa- 
tion concerning matters within the jurisdiction of 
the City Council as provided for under General 
Laws, chapter 233, sections 8, 9, and 10. 

On motion of Councillor Piemonte, the order 
was amended by striking out the words "an 



opinion" and inserting in place thereof the words 
"a written opinion." 

The order as amended was passed under sus- 
pension of the rules. 



CREATING POSITION OF LEGAL COUN- 
SEL TO CITY COUNCIL. 

Coun. IANNELLA offered the following: 
Resolved, That the Executive Committee of the 
Council study the advisability of creating the 
position of Legal Counsel to the Boston City 
Council in order to assist the Council in the varied, 
complex legal problems that this Honorable Body 
has to continually deal with. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension of 
the rules. 



MEETING OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

Coun. WHITE, as Chairman of the Executive 
Committee, announced that there would be a 
hearing on the order filed by Councillor Piemonte 
concerning the appearance before the Executive 
Committee of the members of the Boston Real 
Estate Board, the Board of Assessors, and several 
other groups on Wednesday, January 22, 1958, 
at 10.30 a.m. 

Adjourned at 4.06 p.m., on motion of Councillor 
Foley, to meet on Monday, January 27, 1958, at 

2 P.M. 

Note: AH debate of City Council eliminated 
from proceedings in accordance with Chapter 
447, Acts of 1947. 

(Stenographic copy of such debate on file 
in office of City Clerk.) 



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Monday, January 27, 1958. 

Regular meeting of the City Council held in 
the Council Chamber, City Hall, at 2 P.M., 
President McDONOUGH in the chair. Absent, 
Councillors McCormack and White. 

The Reverend Philip B. Lavin, of St. Mary 
of the Angels Roman Catholic Church, Roxbury, 
was escorted to the rostrum. 



INVOCATION BY THE REV. PHILIP B. 
LAVIN. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 

Almighty God, our good and gracious Father, 
we invoke Thee to bless this meeting of the 
Boston City Council. 

Grant to us maturity in our deliberations, 
Tightness in our counsels, light in obscure mat- 
ters, insight in intricate problems, and victory 
over all difficulties. 

Allow us not to disturb the order of justice, 
Thou Who lovest equity above all things, but 
grant that in our exercise of municipal au- 
thority we may be guided by the wisdom that 
sitteth at Thy throne. 

Teach us what to do and how we ought to 
tend, show us what we must accomplish, in 
order that, with Thy help we may prove em- 
inently useful to the citizens of Boston and 
may please Thee in all things. Amen. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 



The meeting was opened with a salute to 
the Flag. 



APPOINTMENTS BY THE MAYOR. 

Subject to confirmation by the Council, the 
Mayor submitted the following appointments: 

Constable with authority to serve civil proc- 
ess upon filing of bond for the term ending 
April 30, 1958: Theodore Frank Miller, 285 
Centre street, Jamaica Plain. 

Weighers of Goods for the term ending April 
30, 1958: Ralph J. Coleman, 19 Patterson Way, 
South Boston; William J. Merritt, 32 Oakland 
Drive, Trumbull, Connecticut: John J. Calla- 
han, Jr., 510 Mystic avenue, Somerville; George 
C. Gates, 17 Wheeler road, Lexington; Horace 
A. Taylor, 24 York street, Roxbury. 

Severally referred to the Committee on 
Confirmations. 



FORECLOSED PARCELS OF REAL 
PROPERTY. 
The following was received: 
City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, January 24, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith further information from 
the Real Property Agent concerning your 
order of January 13, 1958, relative to various 
information on foreclosed parcels of real prop- 
erty. 

Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Real Property Department, 

January 22, 1958. 
Mr. Harold B. Flemming, 

Chief Clerk, Mayor's Office. 
Dear Sir: 

In accordance with our letter of January 
17, 1958, relative to Council order dated Janu- 



ary 13, 1958, the total assessed valuation of all 
parcels held as of December 31, 1957, is 
$3,514,194. 

A complete breakdown, in triplicate, is en- 
closed for your further information. 
Very truly yours, 
F. P. Tracey, Real Property Agent. 



REAL PROPERTY DEPARTMENT INVEN- 
TORY OF PARCELS AS OF DECEM- 
BER 31, 1957. 



Total Count 
Number of Parcels 



Ward L B Total 

1 40 4 44 

2 187 6 193 

3 37 17 54 

4 3 1 4 

5 24 8 32 

6 148 4 152 

7 81 3 84 

8 88 5 93 

9 218 21 239 

10 115 2 117 

11 114 4 118 

12 59 4 63 

13 . 50 1 51 

14 148 148 

15 32 32 

16 43 43 

17 19 19 

18 709 709 

19 65 65 

20 ' 449 449 

21 15 15 

22 94 94 

Totals 2,738 80* 2,818 $3,514,194 

Minus 

Reserved... 429 12 441 1,699,550 



Assessed 

Value 

$183,700 

112,700 

1,690,000 

5,000 

60,600 

80,100 

59,460 

114,100 

291,900 

116,000 

120,100 

99,800 

33,834 

86,200 

34,100 

45,400 

9,600 

193,600 

45,300 

73,900 

27,700 

31,100 



2,309 68 2,377 

Reserved t 
Number of Parcels 



$1,814,644 
(Salable) 



Ward 

1 

2 

3 

4 

6 '. 

7 

8 

9 

10 

11 

12 

13 

14 

15 

10 

17 

18 

19 

20 

21 

22 

Totals. 



4 

12 





1 

48 

1 

2 

b 
i 

2 


325 
o 
2 





Total 
5 

20 





18 
1 

48 
I 
4 
4 

1 
2 


325 
2 
2 





Assessed 

Value 

$4,300 



1,513,200 





,400 

5,000 

3,500 

2,100 

900 

,400 

',200 



300 

1,900 





2,500 

,200 

050 







3,< 
13,1 
6,i 



7,- 

19,: 



4,' 



72,; 
1,: 



429 



12 



441 $1,699,550 



* Correct total — 46 and 48 Webster street. Ward 
1, razed in 1957, but not shown on report of Jan- 
uary 17, 1958. 

t Included in total count. 

Placed on file. 



PETITIONS REFERRED. 

The following petitions were received and 
referred to the committee named: 

Claims. 

Charles Binda, for compensation for damage 
to car by snowplow. 

Ernest H. Brandt, III, for compensation for 
damage to car by city ambulance. 

Robert F. Curtis, to be reimbursed as result 
of execution issued against him on account of 
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Frank DiBattista, to be reimbursed as a re- 
sult of execution issued against him on account 
of his acts as an employee of the Public Works 
Department, Water Division. 

Edward C. Donahue, for compensation for 
damage to property at 278 Corey street, West 
Koxbury, caused by sewerage stoppage. 

George F. Donoian, for compensation for 
damage to car by snowplow. 

Furniture Outlet of Boston, Inc., for com- 
pensation for damage to property at 757 Wash- 
ington street, Boston, caused by snow loader. 

Max Gopin, for compensation for damage to 
prooertv at 1351-1359 Washington street and 
40-44 Waltham street, Boston, caused by water 
entering buildings. 

Frank J. Iadarola, for compensation for 
damage to car by city truck. 

Thomas P. Kelley, to be reimbursed as re- 
sult of accident which occurred while in per- 
formance of duty as employee of Hospital 
Department. 

Arthur R. Kirsis, for compensation for in- 
juries caused by an alleged defect at 8-24 Shaw- 
mut avenue, Boston. 

Antoinette Kirwin, for compensation for in- 
juries caused by an alleged defect at 26 Pine 
Ridge road, Dorchester. , 

Jennie Lands, for compensation for Injuries 
caused by an alleged defect at Seaver street 
and Elm Hill avenue. 

Joseph Massaro, for compensation for dam- 
age to car by motor vehicle of Health Depart- 
ment. 

Thomas J. McCarthy, to be reimbursed as 
result of two executions issued against him on 
account of his acts as employee of Police De- 
partment. 

Eileen P. O'Leary, for compensation for 
injuries caused by an alleged defect at Austin 
and Main streets, Charlestown. 

Norman Pappas, for compensation for dam- 
age to car by truck of Public Works Depart- 
ment. 

Charles E. Seaboyer, to be reimbursed as re- 
sult of accident which occurred while in per- 
formance of duty as employee of Fire Depart- 
ment. 

Gertrude Shea, for refund on victualler's li- 
cense. 

Frances J. Silva, for compensation for in- 
juries caused by an alleged defect at 17 Wor- 
cester street, Boston. 

Ernest Skeene, to be reimbursed as result 
of accident which occurred while in perform- 
ance of duty as employee of Hospital Depart- 
ment. 

Richard H. Tyler, for compensation for dam- 
age to car by city truck. 

James O. Welch Company, for compensation 
for damage to car by fire apparatus. 



PETITION FOR INDEMNIFICATION. 

Petition of Prisco C. DeSisto, retired mem- 
ber of the Boston Fire Department, for in- 
demnification for hospital, medical, and sur- 
gical expenses. 

Referred to the Committee on Claims. 



NOTICE OF HEARING BEFORE DE- 
PARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES. 

Notice was received from the Department 
of Public Utilities of hearing to be held on 
February 11, 1958, at 10 A.M., on rates and 
charges of Eastern Massachusetts Street Rail- 
way Company. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE OF HEARING BEFORE METRO- 
POLITAN DISTRICT COMMISSION. 

Copy of a notice was received of a hearing 
to be held on February 20, 1958, at 2 P.M., 
before the Metropolitan District Commission 



on petition of Boston Edison Company for pole 
locations on Nonantum road, North Beacon 
street, Western Thoroughfare, Arsenal street, 
Soldiers Field road, and Leo M. Birmingham 
Parkway, Brighton. 
Placed on file. 



APPROVAL OF SURETY BONDS. 

Surety bonds of the following were received 
and approved by the Council: 

Edward T. Cady, Assistant Register of 
Deeds; Daniel C. Daniek, Assistant Register 
of Deeds; John J. McCarthy, Assistant Register 
of Deeds. 



appointment of george l. 
Mclaughlin. 

Notice was received from the Board of As- 
sessors of the appointment of George L. Mc- 
Laughlin, 32 Glenellen road, West Roxbury, as 
a temporary assistant assessor, effective Janu- 
ary 27, 1958. 

Placed on file. 



PHOTOGRAPHS FOR MUNICIPAL 
REGISTER. 
Coun. McDONOUGH offered the following: 
Ordered, That the City Messenger be, and 
he hereby is, authorized and directed to have a 
photograph taken of each member of the City 
Council, 1958, and be he further directed to 
have these photographs inserted in the 1958 
edition of the Municipal Register; and be it 
further 

Ordered, That the City Messenger be, and he 
hereby is, authorized and directed to have one 
group photograph taken to be hung in the 
Council rooms. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



SURVEY LIGHTING CONDITIONS ON 
CEDAR GROVE STREET. 

Coun. McDONOUGH offered the following: 
Ordered, That his Honor the Mayor be re- 
quested to direct the Public Works Commis- 
sioner to survey conditions on Cedar Grove 
street, Dorchester, for the purpose of deter- 
mining the need for proper and improved 
lighting. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



LEGISLATION FAVORING MASSACHU- 
SETTS RECREATION BOARD. 

Coun. McDONOUGH offered the following: 

Whereas, Senate Bill No. 64 establishes an 
unpaid Massachusetts Recreation Board that 
will benefit all age groups, both sexes, and 
all races and creeds, through public and private 
recreation interests; municipal, hospital, in- 
dustrial, labor, rural, town, country units, 
church, school, college, universities, penal, cor- 
rectional institutions, youth serving agencies, 
golden age serving agencies, institutions for 
dependents, orphanages, old age homes; also, 
the family, shut-ins and convalescents, handi- 
capped, tourists, servicemen, veterans, clubs, 
individuals and disaster areas. With whole- 
some activities as: arts and crafts, dance, 
dramatics, music, literary events, nature and 
outings, social recreation, sports and games; 
through leagues and tournaments, contests, fes- 
tivals and holiday celebrations, group activi- 
ties, exhibits and demonstrations, formal and 
informal occasions and social gatherings; 
therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council go on 
record in support of Senate Bill No. 64 and 
that all Representatives and Senators of the 
General Court be notified of this action. 

Referred to the Committee on Legislative 
Matters. 



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PUBLIC INTEREST IN ACTIVITIES OF 
CITY HOSPITAL. 

Coun. FOLEY offered the following: 
Ordered, That his Honor the Mayor be re- 
quested to request the Trustees of the Boston 
Public Library to permit the Director of the 
Boston Public Library to make a brief survey 
of the Boston City Hospital's policies directed 
toward developing interest among the public 
in the activities of the Boston City Hospital 
with the purpose in mind of applying the un- 
doubtedly successful policies adopted to this end 
by the Boston Public Library. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



INFORMATION ON UNUSED CITY LANDS 
AND BUILDINGS. 

Coun. PIEMONTE offered the following: 

Ordered, That his Honor the Mayor be re- 
quested under the provisions of section 17F 
of chapter 376 of the Acts of 1951, and any 
amendments pursuant thereto, and under any 
other authority vested in the City Council, at 
the meeting of the Council next ensuing after 
one week from receipt of this order, answer 
in writing to the questions set forth in the 
following: 

1. The location and description of any land 
and/or building held by any department or 
agency of the City of Boston (not in active 
use as of January 1, 1958). 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



BOOK "BOSTON STREETS" TO CONTAIN 
MAP SHOWING DOWNTOWN PARK- 
ING SPACES. 

Coun. PIEMONTE offered the following: 
Resolved, That his Honor the Mayor consider 
the advisability of including in the book 
"Boston Streets" a reprint of the map desig- 
nating the downtown parking spaces that ap- 
peared in the November, 1957, issue of the 
"Greater Boston Business Magazine" or printed 
in last week's issue of the Boston "Globe" in 
connection with their series on Boston Park- 
ing Problem. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension 
of the rules. 



RECESS. 

On motion of Councillor Hailer, the Council 
voted to take a recess at 3.10 p.m., subject to 
the call of the Chair. The members reas- 
sembled in the Council Chamber and were called 
to order by President McDONOUGH at 
4.20 P.M. 



Adjourned at 4.21 P.M., on motion of Coun- 
cillor Piemonte, to meet on Monday, February 
3, 1958, at 2 P.M. 

Note: AH debate of City Council eliminated 
from proceedings in accordance with Chapter 
447, Acts of 1947. 

(Stenographic copy of such debate on file 
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Monday, February 3, 1958. 

Regular meeting of the City Council held in 
the Council Chamber, City Hall, at 2 P.M., 
President McDONOUGH in the chair. Absent, 
Councillor MeCormack. 

The Reverend Ignatius E. Smith, O.F.M., 
of St. Anthony's Shrine, was escorted to the 
rostrum. 



INVOCATION BY THE REV. IGNATIUS E. 
SMITH. 

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy 
peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow 
love; where there is injury, pardon; where 
there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, 
hope; where there is darkness, light; and where 
there is sadness, joy. 

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so 
much seek to be consoled as to console; to be 
understood as to understand, to be loved as to 
love. 

For it is in giving that we receive; it is in 
pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in 
dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen. 



The meeting was opened with the salute to 
the Flag. 



JURORS DRAWN. 

Jurors were drawn in the manner prescribed 
by law, Councillor Hailer presiding at the box 
in the absence of the Mayor, viz.: 

Sixty-two traverse jurors, Superior Criminal 
Court, to appear March 3, 1958: 

Tullio J. Baldi, Ward 1; Leonard D. Di- 
Pietro, Ward 1; Joseph C. McCarthy, Ward 1; 
Domenic Siraco, Ward 1; Alfred Villani, Ward 
1; Daniel Doherty, Ward 2; Kingsley S. Flo- 
rian, Ward 2; Mary M. Garvin, Ward 2; 
Thomas A. Gorman ,Ward 2; James A. Hutchin- 
son, Ward 2; Joseph E. Morrissey, Ward 2; 
Joseph F. DePaolo, Ward 3; Richard Faretra, 
Ward 3; James J. Frisco, Ward 3; Junius A. 
Coleman, Ward 4; Robert Louis Gerling, Ward 
4; Wilmoth Seigler, Ward 4; Stanley Sobalo, 
Ward 4; Richard C. Stone, Ward 4; Elaine M. 
McCollum, Ward 5; Frances P. Mullen, Ward 
5; Anthony Sabella, Ward 5; Peter S. Yozell, 
Ward 5; Vincent P. Flanagan, Ward 6; Joseph 
W. Goff, Ward 6; Francis C. Rowbotham, 
Ward 7; Amos Buzzelle, Ward 9; Robert A. 
Allen, Ward 11; Astor L. Conner, Ward 13; 
George A. Corcoran, Ward 13; Frank P. Cough- 
lin, Ward 13; William J. Prendergast, Ward 13; 
Sidney Epstein, Ward 14; Nathan Kerner, 
Ward 14; Samuel Simons, Ward 14; Martin J. 
Sullivan, Ward 14; John J. Glynn, Ward 15; 
Paul L. Wasseige, Ward 15; Thomas P. Bag- 
gett, Jr., Ward 16; Anthony M. Bethoney, Ward 
16; Dorothea M. Hannon, Ward 16; Francis S. 
Murphy, Ward 16; James E. Murphy, Ward 16; 
Eugene J. Biagi, Ward 17; Anthony Ferra- 
gamo, Ward 17; William R. Gunning, Ward 17; 
Elmer M. Anderson, Ward 18; Leonard I. 
Sudenfield, Ward 18; George T. Sweeney, Jr., 
Ward 18; Daniel F. O'Connell, Jr., Ward 19; 
William J. O'Leary, Ward 19; Timothy J. 
Daly, Ward 20; Jacob Katze, Ward 20; George 
L. McLaughlin, Ward 20; George F. J. Bar- 
ton, Ward 21; Alfred T. Daley, Ward 21; 
William Kelleher, Ward 21; Catherine G. 
Looney, Ward 21; Carl R. Lowell, Ward. 21; 
Richard P. Murphy, Ward 21; John Turchjnetz, 
Ward 22; Francis L. Wallace, Ward 22'. 

One hundred seventy-two traverse jurors, 
Superior Civil Court, to appear March 3, 1958: 

William Amero, Ward 1; Carlo Annese, 
Ward 1; Frank Johnson, Ward 1; Edward J. 
King, Ward 1; Charles A. McGurin, Ward 1; 



Anthony Marasca, Ward 1; Emily T. Welling, 
Ward 1; Thomas J. Flynn, Ward 2; Carl R. 
Harris, Ward 2; Francis L. O'Keeffe, Ward 2; 
Harry J. Park, Ward 2; John L. Peloquin, 
Ward 2; Henry Brown, Ward 3; Charles De- 
Cristoforo, Ward 3; Alfonso Messina, Ward 3; 
Peter Pinto, Ward 3; Leicester Roberts, Ward 
3; Philip E. Boynton, Ward 4; John N. Burk, 
Ward 4; John F. Cunniff, Ward 4; Ira M. 
Daniels, Ward 4; Vincent R. Davis, Ward 4; 
Natalie R. Dunham, Ward 4; Richard McGee, 
Ward 4; Robert S. Moore, Ward 4; Robert G. 
Pike, Ward 4; Clarence A. Poingdestei', Ward 
4; James D. Wallace, Ward 4; Robert K. Allen, 
Ward 5; Ross H. Amyrauld, Ward 5; Ralph 
R. Bennett, Ward 5; Charles J. Bourgeois, 
Ward 5; John D. Evans, Ward 5; Greta M. 
Fay, Ward 5; Charles H. Flanigan, Ward 5; 
Paul J. Gauthier, Ward 5; Allan Hamerschlag, 
Ward 5; Frank J. Hynes, Ward 5; George H. 
McKenney, Ward 5; Joseph R. Plante, Ward 5; 
Gerald B. Woodland, Ward 5; John Cogliano, 
Ward 6; Francis J. Curtis, Ward 6; Edward 
J. Dooley, Ward 6; Fred Jiava, Ward 6; 
Thomas McAuliffe, Ward 6; John J. Riley, 
Ward 6; John J. Barry, Ward 7; Robert J. 
Clasby, Ward 7; Peter Connolly, Ward 7; 
Walter A. Czupailo, Ward 7; Dominic A. 
Dellascio, Ward 7; Joseph F. Jocas, Ward 7; 
Frank J. McCabe, Ward 7; John R. Parlo, 
Ward 7; Doris L. Shortell, Ward 7; Anthony 
Gibbons, Ward 8; Robert Jones, Ward 8; 
Frederick E. Monticone, Ward 8; Joseph A. 
Mulligan, Ward 8; Iris Theresa Nelson, Ward 
8; Joseph E. Towne, Jr., Ward 8; John S. 
Doucet, Ward 9; James Pickens, Ward 9; 
Joseph H. Plagemann, Ward 9; James M. 
Thomas, Ward 9; George W. Chani, Ward 10; 
John H. Haggerty, Ward 10; Joseph T. Mc- 
Cabe. Ward 10; Arthur J. Martin, Jr., Ward 
10; Harry E. Neeves, Ward 10; Edward J. 
Shields, Ward 10; James Johnstone, Jr., Ward 
11; Ramon Wayne Long, Ward 11; David 
Pruchansky, Ward 11; Saverio Russo, Ward 
11; John A. Ryan, Ward 11; William Smiddy. 
Ward 11; Charles W. Allen, Ward 12; Ralph 
Brown, Ward 12; Robert M. Coard, Ward 12; 
Frank Giarratani, Ward 12; John W. Hobbs, 
Ward 12; James Lovell, Ward 12; Norman J. 
MaeDonald, Ward 12; Marian Ricchutti, Ward 
12; Joseph R. Richmond, Ward 12; Samuel W. 
Simmons, Ward 12; Samuel Adams, Ward 13; 
John J. Casey, Ward 13; Henry Fredey, Ward 
13; Angelo R. Gaston, Ward 13; Edward I. 
Gerus, Ward 13; Carl N. Hoist, Ward 13; 
Lionel E. Landry, Ward 13; James L. Flynn, 
Ward 14; Lena Freshman, Ward 14; Abraham 
Glick. Ward 14; Charles Hoffman, Ward 14; 
Ruth Lebowitz, Ward 14; Alfred L. Licter, 
Ward 14; Robert Segal, Ward 14; Samuel 
Shindler, Ward 14; John Snyder, Ward 14; 
Julio Tortora, Ward 14; William Uni, Ward 
14; Walter G. Coffey, Ward 15; A. Elliott 
Dagle, Ward 15; Dennis E. Harrington, Ward 
15; Charlotte E. Keenan, Ward 15; Robert C. 
Tate, Ward 15; Edward A. Butler, Ward 16; 
Timothy Collins, Ward 16; Joseph D. Cullen, 
Ward 16; Vincent Krantz, Ward 16; John T. 
O'Leary, Ward 16; Kenneth W. Recanzone, 
Ward 16; Herbert L. Spinney, Ward 16; Nor- 
man W. M. Anderson, Ward 17; Agnes M. 
Chisholm, Ward 17; Daniel J. Duggan, Ward 
17; Richard P. Hodgdon, Ward 17; Joseph B. 
Lyons, Ward 17; Anthony F. Palmer, Ward 
17; Charles Pappas, Ward 17; Edward P. 
Shea, Ward 17; James J. Shea, Ward 17; 
Horace E. Barter, Ward 18; Joseph M. Deely, 
Ward 18; Mary C. Ford, Ward 18; Henry M. 
Hayes, Ward 18; Gertrude E. McKenna, Ward 
18; George F. Matthews, Ward 18; Rose L. 
Meister, Ward 18; Theodore T. Morelli, Ward 
18; John F. Murphy, Jr., Ward 18; Anthony 
Perry, Ward 18; Martin T. Putnam, Ward 18; 
John J. Ridge, Ward 18; E. Allen Rudner, 
Ward 18; Thomas F. Shea, Ward 18; John 
Shilo, Ward 18; Jannie Spano, Ward 18; 
George E. Dewar, Ward 19; Lorenz E. Ernst, 
Ward 19; Francis B. Walsh, Ward 19; Irene 
P. Aherne, Ward 20; Frank Cappellotti, Ward 
20; Herman Doppler, Ward 20; William Engel, 
Ward 20; Lottie E. Heller, Ward 20; John F. 
Kelly, Ward 20; John F. Riley, Ward 20; 
George R. Smith, Ward 20; Daniel Sullivan, 
Ward 20; Franklyn A. Whall, Ward 20; Ellis 
Chernoff. Ward 21; John A. Donahue, Ward 21; 
Robert H. Garfinkle, Ward 21; Harold Han- 



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sen, Ward 21; Irving Olick, Ward 21; Henry 
J. Smith, Jr.. Ward 21; Mildred A. Winslow, 
Ward 21; Irving A. Beaton, Ward 22: Albert 
J. DeBernardi, Ward 22; Frank Falabella, 
Ward 22: Edwin J. Grattan, Ward 22; John 
E. Kervin, Jr., Ward 22; George P. Leonard, 
Ward 22: Robert F. McKee, Ward 22; Jack 
W. Rodiek, Ward 22; John A. Sullivan, Ward 



APPOINTMENT BY THE MAYOR. 

Subject to confirmation by the Council, the 
Mayor submitted the following appointment: 

Weigher of goods for the term ending April 
30, 1958: James A. Vaughn, 12 Ewer street. 
South Boston. 

Referred to the Committee on Confirmations. 



NAMING OF MALL ON BOSTON COMMON 
OR BOSTON PUBLIC GARDEN IN 
HONOR OF WILLIAM P. LONG. 
The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, January 30, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith communication from the 
Commissioner of Parks and Recreation in re- 
gard to your order of January 20, 1958, relative 
to naming an appropriate location in the 
Boston Common or Boston Public Garden in 
honor of the late William P. Long, former 
chairman of the Boston Park Commission. 
Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Parks and Recreation Department, 

January 27, 1958. 
Mr. Harold B. Flemming, 

Chief Clerk, Mayor's Office. 
Dear Sir: 

This will acknowledge your memo of January 
24, with attached order, filed by Councillor 
Foley in the City Council on January 20. 

"Ordered, That the Parks and Recreation 
Commission be requested, through his Honor 
the Mayor, to name an appropriate location in 
the Boston Common or Boston Public Garden 
in honor of the late William P. Long, former 
chairman of the Boston Park Commission." 

This order will be taken up at the next meet- 
ing of the Parks and Recreation Commission. 
Very truly yours, 
Fkank R. Kelley, Commissioner. 
Placed on file. 



SURVEY LIGHTING CONDITIONS ON 

CEDAR GROVE STREET. 
The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, February 3, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith communication from the 
Commissioner of Public Works concerning your 
order of January 27, 1958, relative to surveying 
conditions on Cedar Grove street, Dorchester, 



The following was received: 



for the purpose of determining the need for 
proper and improved lighting. 
Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Public Works,, Department, 

January 30, 1958. 
Harold B. Flemming, 

Chief Clerk, Mayor's Office. 
Dear Mr. Flemming: 

This is in reference to the following order 
that was passed in the City Council under date 
of January 27: 

"Ordered, That his Honor the Mayor be re- 
quested to direct the Public Works Commis- 
sioner to survey conditions on Cedar Grove 
street, Dorchester, for the purpose of determin- 
ing the need for proper and improved lighting." 
Immediate steps will be taken to comply 
with the provisions of the above order, and I 
trust that the matter will be satisfactorily ad- 
justed in the near future. 

Respectfully yours, 

George G. Hyland, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 
Placed on file. 



OPPOSING REMOVAL OF FEDERAL CON- 
TROL ON PRODUCTION OF NATURAL 
GAS. 

The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, January 29, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

For some years, in the Congress of the 
United States, efforts have been made to pass 
legislation which would remove effective federal 
regulation in the production of natural gas. 
This effort is being continued this year through 
the medium of the Harris-O'Hara Bill. 

This bill has very strong support but like- 
wise is opposed by public officials throughout 
the country who feel a responsibility to the 
consumer. It is estimated that twenty-seven 
million families use gas for one purpose or 
another. To entirely remove federal regulation 
of the producers' prices would leave these con- 
sumers at the mercy of the producers. I have 
joined with a committee of U. S. Mayors . in 
opposition to the Harris-O'Hara Bill. In many 
cities throughout the country the City Council 
or Board of Aldermen have adopted resolutions 
opposing the bill. 

I am submitting herewith for the considera- 
tion of your Honorable Body a resolution which 
I suggest be adopted. If it is so adopted, it 
will be forwarded to all of the members of the 
Massachusetts delegation of Congress. 
Respectfully, 

J, B. Hynes, Mayor. 

Resolved, That the City Council of the City 
of Boston, in meeting assembled, opposes the 
passage of the Harris-O'Hara Bill now pending 
in Congress, for the reason that the passage 
of this bill would remove effective regulatory 
control of the production of natural gas which 
would, inevitably, mean an increase in the cost 
of such' gas to the consumer. 

On motion of Councillor Hailer, the message 
and ' resolution were referred to the Executive 
Committee. 



BUDGET FOR 1958 



City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, January 28, 1958. 



To the City Council. 
Gentlemen : 

Herewith is submitted the City and County budgets for the fiscal year 1958 
meeAne S^st^ » "<* obligatory to 

Hfe5ft&^ general salary *»«**•"*! ^°^ 

r-t„ The i a n° Wa i lee ? as submittsd *° your Honorable Body are $8,909,062 less than the amounts requested bv the various 
City and County departments. Thess allowances have been made with the tax rate uppermost m mind As a conse 
quence, departmental estimates were drastically, even arbitrarily reduced and. in some i I tunc e ■ er ir e < limmVed 
the atyfor P &57 M n T A r & ^^"^ ^^ ?■ fuU ° r in part ' is the es "^" ' ; ™ ^ — feby 

thatMK ^^S^fi&Sg^yffilfitf*:: ?om present information, it appeal 
last year. 



or almost two million dollars more than 



FEBRUARY 3, 1958 45 



In an effort to absorb this increase so that the tax rate would not feel its full impact, it has been necessary to adopt a 
policy of stringent expenditure in the City departments over which full control can be exercised. 

Other uncontrollable factors of increased cost, such as welfare benefits, pension benefits, court executions; and the 
uncontrollable factors affecting the income of the City, such as lower valuations and lower revenue expectancy from the 
State government, all combine with the M.T.A. deficit to make it difficult, if not impossible, to hold the tax rate in check. 

It is because of this situation that the City government has limited the expenditures under its full control to the 
barest minimum, deferring necessary improvements to another day. How long City departments should be expected or 
required to follow such a policy, which can be likened to an inadequate diet, while expenditures not under our control 
are diet-free, is a matter for serious consideration. 

The accompanying communication of the Supervisor of Budgets gives, in detail, an explanation of the chief elements 
entering into the allowances as made. This information, in addition to the budget document, should give your Honorable 
Body a clear picture of the 1958 operating and maintenance requirements. 

Later, supplemental appropriations will be submitted to cover the so-called "down payments" on capital expenditure 
loans, together with such othei appropriations it may be necessary to provide. 

I respectfully recommend adoption of the accompanying appropriation and tax orders. 

Respectfully, 
John B. Hynes, Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Administrative Services Department, 

January 30, 1958. 
Hon. John B. Hynes, 

Mayor of Boston. 
Sir: 

In accordance with the provisions of Section 3 of Chapter 3A of the revised city ordinances, I have prepared, under 
your direction and after consultation with the Director of Administrative Services, in segregated form, the annual budget 
for city, county, and revenue departments to be submitted to the City Council. 

General Statement 
The budget allowances recommended for city, county, and income departments represent an increase of $1,855,914.00 
over total appropriations authorized in 1957. 

The following table indicates the differences between the appropriations recommended for 1958 and those approved 
by the City Council in 1957: 

1957 1958 

Appropriations Recommendations Increase 

City Budget $104,341,354 00 $105,670,932 00 $1,329,578 00 

County Budget 7,043,253 00 7,974,903 00 331,650 00 

Total $111,984,607 00 $113,645,835 00 $1,661,228 00 

Income Departments 3,620,501 00 3,815,217 00 194,716 00 

Grand Total $115,605,108 00 $117,461,052 00 $1,855,944 00 



The appropriations recommended for income departments will be met from the revenues collected by these depart- 
ments, and hence will not affect this year's tax rate. In other words, the 19.58 tax rate will be affected solely by the 
increase in the city and county budgets, which increase is indicated in the foregoing table as $1,661,228.00. 

Form of Budget 
As indicated in the table of contents, the material relating to the 1958 budget is presented in this document in three 
parts or sections. Part I presents the appropriations recommended for the various city, county, and income departments. 
The departments have been arranged by functions, and the appropriations are set forth under the eight main expenditure 
groups. 

Part II presents in detail the allowances recommended for departments and organization units. This detail supports 
the appropriations recommended and set forth in Part I. It should be noted that the detail for individual departments 
is presented so as to indicate the various work programs to be performed, together with the allowance required for each 
program. 

Part III presents two sets of tables, both of which indicate in comparative form the differences between 1957 appro- 
priations and 1958 recommendations, as they relate first to organization units, and second to objects of expenditure. 

Permanent Employees. Although the 1958 allowance is $2,938,398.00 above the 1957 appropriation, it was necessary 
to transfer to this account $1,325,000.00 from the special appropriation, Compensation Plan Amendments, to cover the 
cost of the salary increases for employees granted by your Honor effective September 1, 1957. 

Temporary Employees. The allowances recommended reflect an increase of $30,100.00 over the 1957 appropriation 
but a reduction of approximately $125,000.00 from the 1957 expenditures. It was necessary to reallocate $90,000.00 to 
this account mainly to cover the cost of special nurses at the Boston City Hospital. 

The main factors involved in this allowance are indicated in the following table: 
Parks and Recreation Department $290,000 00 Seasonal employment of recreation play leaders, lifeguards, bath 

custodians, matrons, and sports officials necessary to carry out the 
recreation program of the city. 
Hospital Department $250,000 00 Hire of special nurses. 

Library Department $200,000 00 For part-time service of young men and women employed on an 

hourly basis chiefly in the branch libraries. 
Election Department $80,000 00 Cost of wardens, clerks, etc., for two election functions. 

The balance is spread over a number of departments to cover peak load periods. 

Overtime. Allowances recommended for-city departments reflect an increase of $09,231.00 over the 1957 appropria- 
tion but a reduction of $69,128.00 from the 1957 expenditure. 

The main factors involved in this allowance are indicated in the following table: 
Police Department $540,000 00 Holidays, police listing, primary day, election day, and various 

parades. 
Hospital Department $120,000 00 The major part of this allowance is paid to permanent nurses, 

attendants, and medical workers who agree to work an extra day 
due to shortage of such personnel. 
Fire Department $192,000 00 Holidays for uniform force. 

Library Department $80,000 00 This allowance covers permanent employees who are required to 

work evenings in branch libraries and Sundays in the Central Library. 
Parks and Recreation Department $56,000 00 Permanent maintenance crews required during the Arts Festival, 

Christmas Festival, various holidays observances, and emergency 
tree work caused by storms. 
Election Department $25,000 00 For custodians of schools and public buildings at two election 

functions, and during registration. Voting machine custodians for 
period immediately preceding the two functions. 
The balance is spread over a number of departments to cover peak load periods. 

Contractual Services. Despite an increased cost of $93,000.00 for the lighting of streets, the allowances under this 
group show an over-all decrease of $52,921.00. 

Supplies and Materials. The allowances under this group show an increase of $292,596.00 over the 1957 appropria- 
tion. An increased allowance of $220,000.00 for Medical and Surgical Supplies in the Hospital Department has been 
made due to rising costs for these items. The balance may be accounted for by price increases in all other supplies and 
materials. 



46 CITY COUNCIL 



Current Cha.-ges and Obligations. The increase of $180,879.00 is due to increased disbursements by the Welfare 
Department in th.6 Old Age Assistance and Disability Assistance programs. 

Equipment. The appropriation of this group shows a decrease of $2-12,260.00. 

Structures and improvements. The allowance under this group shows a decrease of $547,000.00. Any requests 
for down payments on, loans for this year will be submitted later as supplementary requests. 
The major items arenas follows: 

Hospital Department $186,000 00 

( instruction and Reconstruction of Sidewalks 150,000 00 

Bridge Repairs 75,000 00 

Reconstruction of Parkways and Roadways 55,000 00 

1 [pughton Dutton Building 50,000 00 

Parks and Recreation Department: 

Buildings and Improvements 27,000 00 

Reconstruction of Streets 25,000 00 

Land and Improvements. Under this item the following allocations have been made: 

Parks and Playground Improvements $120,000 00 

Control of Dutch Elm Disease 30,000 00 

Planting and Replacement of Trees 30,000 00 

Special Appropriations. This group shows a decrease of $1,339,445.00 from the 1957 appropriation. The principal 
reason for this decrease is that we were required to make an additional appropriation last year of $1,325,000.00 for Com- 
pensation Plan Amendments, which will be reflected in the appropriation for Personal Services in 1958. 
Principal increases within this group are as follows: 

Demolition or Restoration of Abandoned Properties $214,000 00 

Noncontributory Pensions and Annuities 100,000 00 

Executions of Court 1 00,000 00 

Equalization Survey 25,000 00 

Workmen's Compensation 25,000 00 

County Budget 

Allowances recommended for county departments reflect an increase of $331,650.00 over 1957 appropriations. 

Permanent Employees. This group shows an increase of $277,328.00 over the previous year. This increase can be 
almost entirely accounted for by the cost of the amendments to the County Compensation Plan that were recommended 
by your Honor and approved by the City Council, effective September 1, 1957, which totals approximately $240,000.00. 
Sliding scale and mandatory legislative increases make up the balance of the total increase. 

Contractual Services. This group reflects an increase of $79,226.00 over the allowance for 1957. This item has been 
increased by $100,000.00, due to the extra jurors necessitated by the additional sessions of the Court initiated by the 
Chief Justice. Were it not for this particular item, this appropriation would have reflected a decrease. 

Supplies and Materials. The increased allowance of $67,574.00 in this group is caused by the rise in cost of all sup- 
plies and materials. 

Equipment. The allowance for this group reflects a decrease of $3,698.00. 

Structures and Improvements. This group reflects a decrease of $39,000.00. 

Special Appropriations. This appropriation shows a decrease of $60,000.00. The principal reason for this decrease 
is that we were required to make an additional appropriation last year of $75,000.00 for compensation plan amendments 
which will be reflected in the appropriation for personal services in 1958. Noncontributory pensions and annuities increase 
amounts to $15,000.00. 

Income Departments 

The allowances made under this section reflect an increase of $194,710.00. 

The main factors involved in this increase are indicated below: 

Permanent Employees. Compensation Plan Amendments are responsible for the increase of $98,971.00 in Personal 
Services. 

Contractual Services. This group reflects an increase of $48,230.00, mainly because of essential repairs to the 
Sumner Traffic Tunnel which were deferred from previous years. 

Current' Charges and Obligations. Damage suits now in litigation against the Water Division of the City of Bos- 
ton are responsible for an increase of $34,000.00 in this group. 

' Equipment. ' A special purpose vehicle for the Sumner Traffic Tunnel (Sweeper-Plusher) is responsible for the increase 
of $30,000.00 in this group.' 

Special Appropriations. Noncontributory Pensions and Annuities increase amounts to $15,000.00. 

Conclusion 
I have in the preceding paragraphs outlined the main factors involved in the increase of 1958 allowances over 1957 
appropriations. 

All allowances have been reduced to the barest minimum necessary to maintain adequate services and make only 
those repairs to the various plants that arc of an urgent nature. 

Respectfully, 

John G. Pickett, 

Supervisor of Budgets. 

APPROPRIATIONS AND TAX ORDERS FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 1958 

Ordered, That to meet the current expenses payable during the financial year beginning with tire first day of January, 
1958, for performing the duties and exercising the powers devolved by statute or ordinance, or by vote of the City Council 
during the year, upon the City of Boston, or County of Suffolk, or the departments or officers thereof, the respective sums 
of money specified in the tables and schedules hereinafter set out be, and the same are, hereby appropriated for the several 
departments and for the objects and purposes hereinafter stated. 

Ordered, That the appropriation for Water Service, current expenses, and the payment to the state, under the provi- 
sions of chapter 488 of the Acts of 1895, and acts in addition or amendment thereto, and for the interest and debt re- 
quirements or for loans issued for water purposes, be met by the income of Said works and any excess over income from 
taxes; that the appropriation for the Sumner Traffic Tunnel be met by the income from tolls and any excess over income 
from taxes, in accordance with the provisions of section 11, chapter 297, of the Acts of 1929, as amended by chapter 74 
of the Acts of 1935; that appropriations for the maintenance and operation of parking meters and the regulation of park- 
ing and other traffic activities incident thereto, be met by the income from parking meter fees; that the other appropria- 
tions hereinafter specified be met out of the money remaining in the treasury at the close of business on December 31, 
1957, exclusive of the money raised by loan or needed to carry out the requirements of any statute, gift, trust or special 
appropriation; by the income of the financial year beginning January 1, 1958; by taxes on the polls and estates in the 
City of Boston; and by the proceeds of any duly authorized loans. 

Ordered, That all sums of money which form no part of the income of the city, but shall be paid for services rendered 
or work done by any department or division for any other department or division, or for any person or corporation other 
than the City of Boston, be paid into the general treasury, and that all contributions made to any appropriation be ex- 
pended for the objects and purposes directed by the several contributors thereof. 

Ordered, That all taxes raised to meet the appropriations of the city, and all taxes assessed for meeting the city's 
proportion of the state tax for the year 1958, or for any other taxes or assessments payable to the Commonwealth, shall 
be due and payable on .July 1,- 1958. Interest shall be charged at the rate of 4 per cent per annum and computed from 
October 1, 1958, on all real estate and personal property taxes remaining unpaid after November 1, 1958, and assessed 
and payable in the year 1958, before said November 1, 1958, until such taxes are paid. All interest which shall have 
become due on taxes shall be added to and be part of such taxes. 

Ordered, That except as the appropriation for any purpose or item shall be increased by additional appropriations 
or transfers lawfully made, no money shall be expended by any department for any of the purposes or items designated in 
the tables and schedules hereinafter set out in excess of the amount set down as appropriated for such specific purpose 
or item. 



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51 



COMPARISON TABLES 
CITY BUDGET SUMMARY 



1-01-94 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Legislative and Executive 

1-01-11 Mayor, Office Expenses .... 

Conventions and Entertainment of Distin 

guished Guests 

Public Celebrations 

U. S. Bond Allotment Plan 
Civic Improvement Committee . 

City Council 

City Council Proceedings .... 



1-01-95 
1-13-77 
1-13-78 
1-01-12 
1-01-13 

Elections 
1-01-21 

Finance 
1-01-31 
1-01-35 
1-01-36 
1-01-37 
1-01-38 
1-01-39 



Election Department 



Auditing Department 

Equalization Survey 

Assessing Department ..... 
Collecting Division, Treasury Department 
Treasury Division, Treasury Department 
Board of Sinking Fund Commissioners 
Treasury Department 
Administrative Services 

1-01-40 Administrative Services Department 
Law 

1-01-51 Law Department .... 
Recording and Reporting 

1-01-61 City Clerk Department 
1-01-62 City Documents . 
Planning 

1-01-70 City Planning 
General Government Buildings 
1-01-80 Real Property Department . 
1-01-87 Auditorium Commission 
Miscellaneous General Government 
1-01-91 Boston Retirement Board 
1-01-93 Finance Commission 
1-01-96 Compensation Plan Amendments 



Police 

1-02-11 
Fire 

1-02-21 
Protectiv 

1-02-30 
Military 

1-02-41 
Other 

1-02-51 

1-02-52 



PUBLIC SAFETY 
Police Department 

Fire Department . 
e Inspection and Regulation 

Building Department . 
and Civilian Defense 

Civil Defense Activities 

Boston Traffic Department 
Licensing Board 



PUBLIC WORKS 
1-03-00 Public Works Department 

HEALTH 

1-05-00 Health Department 



HOSPITALS 
1-06-00 Hospital Department . 



PUBLIC WELFARE 

General Welfare 

1-07-10 Welfare Department . 
Aid To Needy Veterans 

1-07-40 Veterans' Services Department . 

LIBRARIES 
Library Department 

PARKS AND RECREATION 
Parks and Recreation Department 



1-10-11 
1-11-00 

1-13-31 

1-13-41 
1-13-42 
1-13-61 
1-13-74 
1-23-31 
1-25-11 
1-33-73 
1-71-55 
1-71-58 
1-33-71 



MISCELLANEOUS 
Executions of Court, Damage Claims and 

Reimbursements 
Workmen's Compensation Service 
Workmen's Compensation . 
City Record, Publication of 
Pensions and Annuities, City 
Snow Removal 

Federal Public Health Program 
Reserve Fund 
Urban Renewal Program 
Boston Housing Authority . 
Construction of Buildings, Acquisition of Land 



1957 


1958 

Department 


1958 


Appropriation 


Estimate 


Allowance 


$142,850 00 


$153,113 


00 


$149,113 00 


97,000 00 
114,021 00 

24,500 00 

12,018 00 
136,430 00 

17,000 00 


106,906 

108,369 

23,424 

13,053 

144,215 

18,000 


00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 


100,000 00 

108,369 00 

23,424 00 

13,053 00 

141,525 00 

18,000 00 


465,775 00 


498,375 


00 


431,500 00 


349,608 00 
100,000 00 
660,950 00 
265,367 00 
219,707 00 


378,479 
163,471 
746,596 
313,421 
249,015 


00 
00 
00 
00 
00 


360,598 00 
125,000 00 
663,230 00 
277,181 00 
219,190 00 


2,750 00 


2,750 


00 


. 2,750 00 


1,048,132 00 


1,091,717 


00 


1.041,439 00 


400,437 00 


426,900 00' 


402,604 00 


89,230 00 
41,000 00 


93,902 
41,000 


00 
00 


93,587 00 

. 11,000 00 


127,075 00 


252,843 


00 


205,707 00 


1,413,834 00 
15,000 00 


1,738,516 


00 


1,324,480 00 


128,540 00 

60,000 Of) 

1,325,000 00 


134,489 
60,000 


00 
00 


128,400 00 
60,000 00 


14,889,129 00 


16,074,035 


00 


15,690,267 00 


10,973,951 00 


12,173,194 


00 


11,408,732 00 


894,337 00 


1,027,730 


00 


939,697 00 


69,314 00 


76,453 


00 


73,890 00 


725,582 00 
124,056 00 


844,388 
132,174 


00 
00 


779,524 00 
124,906 00 


10,631,922 00 


11,617,789 


00 


10,803,179 00 


2,119,657 00 


2,225,799 


00 


2,098,924 00 


17,905,675 00 


21,575,906 


00 


18,055,520 00 



23,134,914 00 
2,018,157 00 

3,264,000 00 

4,092,954 00 



400,000 00 
40,680 00 

200,000 00 

58,774 00 

4,800,000 00 

400,000 00 
3,028 00 

150,000 00 
10,000 00 
27,000 00 

152,000 00 



24,707.107 00 
2,138,693 00 

3,771,520 00 

4,508,700 00 



500,000 00 

45,119 00 

225,000 00 

61,270 00 

4,900,000 00 

400,000 00 

3,276 00 

200,000 00 

27,000 00 



23,430,174 00 

2,012,282 00 

3,392,175 00 

4,019,897 00 



500,000 00 

45,069 00 

225,000 00 

61,270 00 

4,900,000 00 

400,000 00 

3,276 00 

150,000 00 

27,000 00 



Grand Total 



$104,341,354 00 $114,053,767 00 $105,670,932 00 



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CITY COUNCIL 



COUNTY BUDGET SUMMARY 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT 
Recording and Reporting 

Registry of Deeds 

General Government Buildings 

County Court House (Custodian) 

Buildings Division, Real Property Department (County 

Buildings) 

Miscellaneous General Government 

Compensation Plan Amendments 



1957 

Appropriation 

$449,826 00 

683,630 00 

211,300 00 

75,000 00 



19S8 

Department 
Estimate 



$473,615 00 
719,318 00 
260,687 00 



1958 

Allowance 

$461,225 00 
702,820 00 
193,900 00 



CORRECTION 
Correctional Institutions 

Jail . . 

Central Office, Penal Institutions Department . 
House of Correction, Penal Institutions Department 
Middlesex County Training School . . 



460,145 00 
84,712 00 

997,624 00 
90,000 00 



511,099 00 

92,257 00 

1,199,728 00 

90,000 00 



483,185 00 

91,157 00 

1,063,633 00 

90,000 00 



JUDICIAL 
Central Courts 

Supreme Judicial Court 

Superior Court, General Expense 

Clerk's Office, Superior Court, Civil Session 

Criminal Session, Superior Court 

Municipal Court, City of Boston 

Boston Juvenile Court 

Probate Court 

Court Officers' Division, Superior Court .... 

Probation Department, Superior Court, Criminal Session 
District Courts 

Municipal Court, Charlestown District 

East Boston District Court 

Municipal Court, South Boston District 

Municipal Court, Dorchester District 

Municipal Court, Roxbury District 

Municipal Court, West Roxbury District . 

Municipal Court, Brighton District 

District Court of Chelsea .... 
Medical Examinations 

Medical Examiner Service, Northern Division 

Medical Examiner Service, Southern Division 

Associate Medical Examiner Service, Northern Division 

Associate Medical Examiner Service, Southern Division 
Other 

Social Law Library 

Mental Illness 

Miscellaneous 

Pensions and Annuities 



Grand Total 



97,408 00 
103,365 00 
839,258 00 
674,570 00 
964,475 00 
112,487 00 

91,807 00 
384,643 00 
123,850 00 

75,670 00 
79,522 00 
78,235 00 
122,523 00 
290,343 00 
96,819 00 
63,529 00 
85,643 00 

47,224 00 

32,529 00 

5,258 00 

4,858 00 

2,000 00 
50,000 00 

165,000 00 

$7,643,253 00 



99,723 00 

115,487 00 

1,001,533 00 

711,836 00 

1,014,705 00 

128,051 00 

97,323 00 

414,485 00 

87,288 00 

91,532 00 
90,723 00 
86,359 00 
141,310 00 
314,847 00 
108,012 00 
75,024 00 
96,570 00 

49,943 00 

34,227 00 

5,423 00 

4,873 00 

2,000 00 
50,000 00 

180,000 00 

$8,347,978 00 



98,045 00 
112,740 00 
993,073 00 
699,070 00 
994,350 00 
119,432 00 

94,430 00 
393,743 00 

80,913 00 

85,826 00 
89,349 00 
82,025 00 
139,929 00 
311,324 00 
106,247 00 
71,197 00 
92,902 00 

48,458 00 

33,634 00 

5,423 00 

4,873 00 

2,000 00 
50,000 00 

180,000 00 

$7,974,903 00 



INCOME DEPARTMENTS 



BUDGET SUMMARY 

1958 
Department 



Appropriation 
Collecting Division, Treasury Department (Water 

Works Department 



Public 



Service) 
Automotive Division, 

(Water Service) 
Sumner Traffic Tunnel, Public Works Department 
Water Service, Public Works Department 
Pensions and Annuities 



Grand Total 



1957 

Appropriation 

$137,282 00 

125,191 00 

627,310 00 

2,465,718 00 

265,000 00 

$3,620,501 00 



TWO-YEAR COMPARISON 
CITY BUDGET 

1957 
Appropriation 
Personal Services: 

Permanent Employees $54,383,169 00 

Temporary Employees . 1,024,760 00 

Overtime 1,174,069 00 

Total Personal Services $56,581,998 00 

Contractual Services 8,069,178 00 

Supplies and Materials 6,101,622 00 

Current Charges and Obligations: 

Aid to Dependent Children 4,072,600 00 

General Relief 2,205,000 00 

Old Age Assistance 11,653,000 00 

Veterans' Benefits 1,650,000 00 

Aid to Permanently and Totally Disabled .... 3,390,000 00 

All Others 335,261 00 

Equipment 763,628 00 

Structures and Improvements 1,140,000 00 

Land and Improvements 235,000 00 



Estimate 



$162,515 00 

118,324 00 

757,178 00 

2,650,352 00 

280,000 00 

$3,968,369 00 



1958 

Allowance 

$57,321,567 00 
1,054,860 00 
1,243,300 00 

$59,619,727 00 
8,016,257 00 
6,394,218 00 

4,200,000 00 

2,100,000 00 

12,100,000 00 

1,650,000 00 

3,100,000 00 

336,740 00 

521,368 00 

598,000 00 

230,000 00 



1958 

Allowance 

$145,352 00 

118,007 00 

730,820 00 

2,541,038 00 

280,000 00 

$3,815,217 00 



Increase 

$2,938,398 00 
30,100 00 
69,231 00 

$3,037,729 00 
52,921 00* 
292,596 00 

127,400 00 
105,000 00* 
447,000 00 

290,000 00* 

1,479 00 
242,260 00* 
542,000 00* 
5,000 00* 



* Denotes decrease 



FEBRUARY 3, 1958 



53 



Special Appropriations: 

Conventions and Entertainment of Distinguished Guests 

Public Celebrations .... 

Snow Removal . . . 

Federal Public Health Program . 

Boston Housing Authority 

Workmen's Compensation 

Reserve Fund 

Pensions and Annuities .... 

Bond Allotment Plan .... 

Civic Improvement Committee 

Executions of Court, Damage Claims and Reimbursements 

Office Supplies Account .... 

Equalization Survey .... 

Beacon Hill Architectural Commission 

Urban Renewal Program 

Compensation Plan Amendments 

Auditorium Commission 

Unsafe Buildings, Securing, Removing, etc 

Construction of Buildings, Acquisition of Land 

Demolition or Restoration of Abandoned Properties 

Grand Total 



$97,000 00 

114,021 00 

100,000 00 

8,028 00 

27,000 00 

200,000 00 

150,000 00 

4,800,000 00 

24,500 00 

12,018 00 

400,000 00 

13,000 00 

100,000 00 

1,500 00 

10,000 00 

1,325,000 00 

15,000 00 

300,000 00 

152,000 00 



.$100,000 00 

108,369 00 

400,000 00 

3,270 00 

27,000 00 

225,000 00 

150,000 00 

4,900,000 00 

23,424 00 

13,053 00 

500,000 00 

14,000 00 

125,000 00 

1,500 00 



$3,000 00 

5,652 00* 

248 00 

25,000 00 

100,000 00 

1,076 00* 

1,035 00 

100,000 00 

1,000 00 

25,000 00 

10,000 00* 

1 ,325,000 00* 

15,000 00* 

300,000 00* 

152,000 00* 

214,000 00 214,000 00 

.$104,341,354 00 $105,070,932 00 $1,329,578 00 



Personal Services: 
Permanent Employees 
Temporary Employees 
Overtime . 



Total Personal Services 
Contractual Services . 
Supplies and Materials 
Current Charges and Obligations 
Equipment . . .-,_-". 
Structures and Improvements 
Special Appropriations: 

Middlesex County Training School 

Pensions and Annuities . 

Compensation Plan Amendments 

Grand Total . 



TWO-YEAR COMPARISON 
COUNTY BUDGET 

1957 

Appropriation 



$5,424,533 00 
67,748 00 
28,000 00 

$5,520,281 00 

1,002,439 00 

705,920 00 

13,620 00 

31,993 00 

39,000 00 

90,000 00 

165,000 00 

75,000 00 

$7,643,253 00 



1958 

Allowance 

$5,701,861 00 
77,618 00 
28,500 00 

$5,807,979 00 

1,081,665 00 

773,494 00 

13,470 00 

28,295 00 



90,000 00 
180,000 00 



$7,974,903 00 



Increase 

$277,328 00 

9,870 00 

500 00 

$287,698 00 
79,226 00 
67,574 00 

150 00* 

3,698 00* 

39,000 00* 



15,000 00 
75,000 00* 



$331,650 00 



Personal Services: 
Permanent Employees 
Temporary Employees 
Overtime . 



Total Personal Services 
Contractual Services 
Sxipplies and Materials 
Current Charges and Obligations 

Equipment 

Structures and Improvements . 
Special Appropriation: 
Pensions and Annuities . 



Grand Total 



TWO-YEAR BUDGET COMPARISON 
INCOME DEPARTMENTS 

1957 

Appropriation 



$2,002,936 00 
30,300 00 
54,200 00 

$2,087,436 00 
586,900 00 
296,845 00 
26,340 00 
157,980 00 
200,000 00 

265,000 00 

$3,620,501 00 



1958 

Allowance 

.$2,105,907 00 
26,500 00 
54,000 00 

$2,186,407 00 
635,130 00 
262,150 00 
01,395 00 
190,135 00 
200,000 00 

280,000 00 

$3,815,217 00 



Increase 

$102,971 00 
3,800 00* 
200 00* 

.$98,971 00 
48,230 00 
34,095 00* 
35,055 00 
32,155 00 



15,000 00 
$194,716 00 



* Denotes decrease 

referred to the Committee on Appropri lticns and Finineo 



PETITIONS REFERRED. 
The following: petitions were received and 
referred to the committee named: 

Claims. 

William F. Cashman, for compensation for 
injuries caused by an alleged defect at 191 
Commonwealth avenue. 

Elizabeth M. Donovan, for compensation for 
injuries caused by an alleged defect in Orchard 
Park Housing Project. 

Walter J. Flaherty, for compensation for 
damage to property caused by oil from boilers 
at 26 Norman street, Boston. 

Mary Heft, for compensation for injuries 
caused by an alleged defect at 568 East Broad- 
way, South Boston. 

Teresa M. Honaker, for compensation for 
damage to car by police wagon. 

Mrs. M. A. Kramer, for compensation for 
damage to car by eai- of Public Works Depart- 
ment. 



Alfred Lanza, for compensation for damage 
to property at 122-128 Cambridge street and f> 
Temple street, caused by water flowing into 
cellar. 

Bernard F. Pritchard, to be reimbursed as 
result of accident which occurred while in per- 
formance of duty as employee of Fire Depart- 
ment. 

Celia Steinberg, for compensation for injuries 
caused by an alleged defect at Blue Hill avenue 
and Walk Hill street. 

Melvin Sternick, for compensation for dam- 
age to car caused by an alleged defect in Blue 
Hill avenue. 

William H. Sullivan, Jr., for compensation 
for damage to car by fire alarm pole falling 
on car. 

Washington Boulevard Methodist Church, for 
compensation for damage to property at 5160 
Washington street, West Roxbury, caused dur- 
ing reconstruction of Edgemere road. 



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CITY COUNCIL 



PETITION FOB ANNUITY. 

Petition <>f Kathleen S. Ennis to be paid 
annuity on account of death of her husband, 
Robert H. Ennis, late member of the Police 

Depart mem . 

Petition of Bertha M. Kiley to be paid an- 
nuity on account of death of her husband, 
James J. Kiley, late member of the Fire De- 
partment. 

Severally referred to the Committee on 
Claims. 



PETITION FOR INDEMNIFICATION. 

Petition of George H. King, retired member 
of the Boston Fire Department, for indemnifi- 
cation for hospital, medical and surgical ex- 
penses. 

Referred to the Committee on Claims. 



NOTICE OF HEARING BEFORE DEPART- 
MENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES. 

Copy of a notice was received from the De- 
partment of Public Utilities of hearing to be 
held on February 17, 1958, at 11 A.M., on peti- 
tion of Worcester Gas Light Company to issue 
additional shares of stock and mortgage bonds 
in the amount of $5,000,000. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICES FROM STATE DEPARTMENT OF 
PUBLIC WORKS. 

A communication was received from the 
State Department of Public Works concerning 
special regulations governing the speed of mo- 
tor vehicles on Western avenue, Brighton. 

A communication was received from the 
State Department of Public Works concerning 
special regulations governing the speed of 
motor vehicles on Hyde Park avenue, Hyde 
Park. 

A communication was received from the 
State Department of Public Works concerning 
special regulations governing the speed of mo- 
tor vehicles on Cambridge street, Brighton. 

Severally placed on file. 



APPOINTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL 
SANITATION INSPECTORS. 

Notices were received from the Health Com- 
missioner of the following appointments of en- 
vironmental sanitation inspectors: 

James T. Cassidy, 153 Ashmont street, Dor- 
chester; Peter J. Delppolito, 356 Hanover 
street; Edward T. Kelleher, 86 Rowe street, 
Roslindale; Charles T. Kougeas, 1 Torpie 
street, Roxbury; John D. Rudnick, 1641 Com- 
monwealth avenue, Brighton; Anthony J. Scalli, 
60 Chestnut street, Charlestown. 

Severally placed on file. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CONFIRMA- 
TIONS. 

Coun. HAILER, for the Committee on Con- 
firmations, submitted the following: 

1. Report on appointment by the Mayor 
(referred January 27) of Theodore Frank 
Miller as constable with authority to serve civil 
process upon filing of bond for the term ending 
April 30, 1958 — recommending that the ap- 
pointment be confirmed. 

2. Report on appointments by the Mayor 
(referred January 27) of Ralph J. Coleman, 

William J. Merritt, John J. Callahan, Jr., 
George C. Gates, and Horace A. Taylor as 
weighers of goods for the term ending April 
30, 1958 — recommending that the appointments 
be confirmed. 

The reports were accepted, and the question 
came on confirmation. Committee, Councillors 
McLaughlin and White. Whole number of 
ballots 8, yeas 8, and the appointments were 
confirmed. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE TO PREPARE 
AND REPORT RULES FOR CITY 
COUNCIL OF 1958-1959. 

Coun. PIEMONTE, for the temporary com- 
mittee to prepare and report rules for the 
City Council of 1958-1959, submitted the fol- 
lowing: 

Whereas, The President of this Honorable 
Body has announced the standing committees 
for 1958, and included therein is the Commit- 
tee on Rules, it is recommended the rules of 
the City Council in effect as of December 31, 
1957, be adopted as the temporary rules of the 
Boston City Council. 

Referred to the Executive Committee. 



RULES FOR CONDUCT OF HEARINGS 
WHERE POWER TO SUMMONS WIT- 
NESSES IS EXERCISED. 
The following was received: 

February 3, 1958. 
To: Boston City Council President Patrick F. 

McDonough. 
From: Arthur G. Coffey, Assistant Corpora- 
tion Counsel. 
Re: Adoption of Rules for the Conduct of 
Hearings Where the City Council's Power 
to Summons Witnesses and Administer 
Oaths Under the Provisions of G. L. (Ter. 
Ed.), C. 233, S. 8, Is Exercised. 
Larry Grove, House Clerk of the Massachu- 
setts General Court, expressed the opinion that 
the Council should not tie itself down with a 
comprehensive set of rules that may prove a 
hindrance rather than an aid to the conduct 
of hearings. He suggested that I obtain from 
the State House Library the rules of the 
Massachusetts Senate used in the impeachment 
of Daniel H. Coakley, Executive Councillor. I 
have obtained a copy of these rules "which were 
published in Senate Bill No. 745, dated July 
15, 1941. These rules are quite comprehensive 
and will be of assistance in determining what 
rules, if any, are to be adopted. The oath to 
be administered and the form of the summons 
are also set out in these Senate rules. 

Mr. Bresnahan, counsel for the Massachu- 
setts Commission To Study and Investigate 
Communism, also was very cooperative and 
gave me a copy of the rules of this commission 
which were for the most part set out in 1953 
Resolve, chapter 89. The commission itself, 
however, did adopt four additional rules for its 
own conduct. These rules will also aid the 
Council in determining what rules, if any, 
are to be adopted. 

John Thompson, Speaker of the House, ad- 
vised me that at committee hearings where he 
sat as a member and where witnesses were 
required to take an oath, there were no writ- 
ten rules of procedure. He also said witnesses 
were questioned by each member of the com- 
mittee with the chairman presiding. He fur- 
ther stated that although they had no written 
rules of procedure, the members of these com- 
mittees always agreed that witnesses appear- 
ing before them to testify under oath would 
be treated with courtesy. He also said that 
witnesses appearing before these committees 
and testifying under oath always were cooper- 
ative. 

Thomas MeArdle, counsel for the Massachu- 
setts Crime Commission (established under the 
provisions of 1953 Mass. Resolves, chapter 
100) has offered his full cooperation and of- 
fered to appear before the Council and give 
them the benefit of his experience of summons- 
ing witnesses and obtaining from them testi- 
mony under oath. He pointed out that the two 
main problems facing organizations summons- 
ing witnesses and putting them under oath is 
to see that the hearings are conducted so that 
witnesses appearing are given the protection 
of (1) due process of law and (2) fair play. 
However, he said it was his observation that 
extensive rules drawn for the purpose of pro- 
tecting witnesses were used by uncooperative 
witnesses to hinder the commission and to pre- 
vent the obtaining of the desired testimony. 
He is mailing me a copy of the rules of the 



FEBRUARY 3, 1958 



55 



Massachusetts Crime Commission for the as- 
sistance of your Council. 

Referred to the Executive Committee. 



MEMBERSHIP IN STATE-BOSTON 
RETIREMENT SYSTEM. 

Coun. KERRIGAN offered the following: 
Resolved, That the City Council of Boston 
favors the consideration by the Legislature of 
the petition now held under Joint Rule 7B, 
relative to membership in the State-Boston 
Retirement System; provided that any such 
legislation enacted includes a referendum to 
the Mayor and City Council. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension 
of the rules. 



INFORMATION ON FUNDS RETURNED TO 
GENERAL FUND AND INTERDE- 
PARTMENTAL TRANSFERS. 

Coun. MCLAUGHLIN offered the following: 

Ordered, That the City Auditor, in ac- 
cordance with section 17F of the City Char- 
ter, prepare and present to the City Council 
an itemized chart setting forth the amount of 
money each department turned back to the 
general fund at the end of the fiscal year 
1957; and be it further 

Ordered, That the City Auditor also prepare 
and present to the City Council at the same 
time an itemized chart setting forth, by de- 
partment, the amount of money transferred 
from each department, the account from which 
the transfer was made, the purpose of said 
transfer, and the department to which the 
transfer was made. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



REDUCING LENGTH AND WIDTH OF 
AUTOMOBILES. 

Coun. MCLAUGHLIN offered the following: 

Whereas, The parking and traffic problem of 
the City of Boston is acute; and 

Whereas, This problem is accentuated by the 
narrowness and irregular layout of our streets 
and the paucity of parking facilities in com- 
parison with the number of automobiles; and 

Whereas, This problem has a damaging effect 
upon the economic life of the city; and 

Whereas, This problem is aggravated further 
by the size and design of modern motor ve- 
hicles; now. therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council, in 
meeting assembled, urges the automobile in- 
dustry to give immediate and serious consider- 
ation to reducing the length and width of 
automobiles in the new designs; and be it 
further 

Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be 
sent to Honorable Robert Wagner, Mayor of 
New York City; Mayor Charles S. Witkowski, 
of Jersey City. New Jersey; L. L. Colbert, 
president of the Chrysler Corporation; Henry 
Ford, 2d, president of the Ford Motor Com- 
pany; Harlow H. Curtice, president of Gen- 
eral Motors Corporation; Harold Churchill, 
president of the Studebaker-Packard Corpora- 
tion, and George Romney, president of Ameri- 
can Motors Corporation. 

The resolution was adopted under suspen- 
sion of the rules. 

In connection with the foregoing resolution 
Councillor McLaughlin submitted a reprint 
of a news item from the "New York Times" 
as follows : 

Shorter Cars Asked By Region's Mayor. 

Mayor Wagner has appealed to the automo- 
bile industry to help relieve traffic congestion 
by manufacturing shorter and narrower cars. 

The request was made on behalf of the 
Metropolitan Regional Conference, of which 
the Mayor is chairman. The conference con- 
sists of the top-elected officials of the immediate 
New York-New Jersey-Connecticut area. 

In letters made public, the Mayor told the 
heads cf five leading automobile companies 



that the long, wide cars now being turned out 
take too much curb parking space, shrink the 
facilities of parking lots and garages, force 
relocation of parking meters and increase 
congestion. 

The Mayor's letters were sent to George 
Romney, president of American Motors Corpo- 
ration; L. L. Colbert, president of Chrysler 
Corporation; Henry Ford, 2d, president of the 
Ford Motor Company; Harlow H. Curtice, 
president of General Motors Corporation; and 
Harold Churchill, president of the Studebaker- 
Packard Corporation. 

The letters implemented a resolution adopted 
by the conference at its recent meeting in 
Newark. The heads of the five companies 
were told that Mayor Charles S. Witkowski 
of Jersey City, chairman of the conference 
committee on traffic and transportation would 
be glad to discuss the problem with them or 
their representatives. 

"We are aware of the economic stake that 
the automobile industry has in the design of 
its cars," Mayor Wagner wrote. "We ask 
that the industry begin giving thought to the 
economic problems of cities and regions that 
result from automobile size and design." 

The Mayor said that the present trend 
toward longer and wider cars had produced 
the following results: 

"Available parking curb space has shrunk 
in our cities. 

"In the past ten years the average parking 
lot has lost 15 per cent of its usable space 
while prewar garages have lost 40 per cent. 

"In some communities parking meters in- 
stalled a few years ago in concrete at dis- 
tances 20 feet apart are no longer adequate 
for handling passenger cars. 

"Traffic jams and congestion on the high- 
ways and streets of our tristate region have 
become more intense." 

The Mayor's letter said that the conference 
hoped that the automobile manufacturers 
woulfl take into account "the tremendous 
burdens placed upon our local traffic facilities 
by larger automobiles." 

Data compiled by the conference showed that 
the average width of four-door sedans increased 
from 71 inches in 1938 to 78 inches in 1958. 
In the same twenty-year period the average 
length of the same type of car increased from 
193 inches to 212 inches. About 80 per cent 
of American automobiles, the conference found, 
were four-door sedans. 

Most of the cars used by New York City 
officials and those of many cities in the con- 
ference area are four-door sedans of the cur- 
rent longer and wider design. 



CONFERENCE OF COMMITTEE ON URBAN 
REDEVELOPMENT, REHABILITATION 
AND RENEWAL WITH BOSTON RE- 
DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY. 

Coun. IANNELLA offered the following: 

Ordered, That the members of the Boston 
Redevelopment Authority, Kane Simonian, the 
Executive Director and Secretary of said Au- 
thority, and the members of the City Planning 
Board be invited to attend a conference of the 
Committee on Urban Redevelopment, Rehabili- 
tation and Renewal of the Boston City Council 
at a time and date to be arranged by the 
Chairman of said Committee on Urban Re- 
development, Rehabilitation and Renewal for 
the purpose of discussing said Boston Rede- 
velopment Authority's over-all program for the 
redevelopment of the City of Boston and the 
progress of the various urban redevelopment 
projects already under way. 

On motion of Councillor Foley, the order was 
amended by adding the following words, "Be 
it further ordered, That the Boston City 
Council is particularly concerned lest the lofty 
social objectives of the Federal Urban Renewal 
Program be not speedily sought." 

The order as amended was passed under 
suspension of the rules. 



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REQUEST FOR SUGGESTIONS. COMMENTS 
OR OBSERVATIONS ON BUDGET BY 
CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS. 
Coun. PIEMONTE offered the following: 
Resolved. That the Boston City Council, in 
meeting assembled, do hereby respectfully in- 
vite and request the Boston Municipal Re- 
search Bureau, the Boston Finance Commission, 
the Boston Real Estate Board, and all other 
civic organizations and individuals, to forward 
to this Honorable Body on or before Monday, 
February 10, 1958, any suggestions, comments, 
or observations that they may have with respect 
to the annual budget recommendations for the 
fiscal year 11)58, and that a copy of this resolve 
be forwarded to the aforesaid civic groups. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension 
of the rules. 



AMENDMENT TO RULE 34 OF THE RULES 
OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 
Coun. FOLEY offered the following: 
Ordered, That Rule 34 be amended by strik- 
ing out the words "unless otherwise ordered" 
and inserting in place thereof the words "if 
requested by one member or directed by the 
presiding officer." 

Referred to the Executive Committee. 



AMENDMENTS TO ORDINANCE RE FEES 
AND CHARGES. 

Coun. HAILER offered the following: 

Ordered, That chapter 40A of the Revised 
Ordinances of 1947, as inserted by section 2 
of chapter 7 of the Ordinances of 1956 of the 
City of Boston passed in the municipal years 
1947 through 1956 be amended in the following 
ways: 

Section 280, shall be amended by striking out 
in the second sentence the words "from a 
single estate." 

Section 282, shall be amended by adding after 
"$1.00 for each square foot" the words "or 
any part thereof." 

Section 289, shall be amended by adding after 
"an additional fee of $1.00 for each 20 square 
feet" the words "or any part thereof." 

Section 295, shall be amended by adding after 
"$1.00 for each 100 linear feet" the words "or 
any part thereof" and after "an opening for 
any other purpose, $1.00 for each 200 square 
feet" the words "or any part thereof." 

Section 290, shall be amended by striking 
out in the last sentence the figure "$300.00" and 
replacing with the words "$1.00 plus $25.00 
for each truck owned and used for sign work." 

Section 281, shall be amended by striking 
out in the last sentence the figure "$100.00" 
and replace with the figure "$50.00." 

Referred to the Committee on Ordinances. 



PAYMENT OF PENSION TO ALPHONSE 
SIMON. 

Coun. HAILER offered the following: 
Resolved, That the City Council of Boston 
favors the consideration by the Legislature of 
the petition now held under Joint Rule 7B, 
authorizing the City of Boston to pay a pension 
to Alphonse Simon, provided that such legisla- 
tion, if enacted, includes a referendum to the 
Mayor and the City Council. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension 
of the rules. 



RECESS. 

On motion of Councillor White, the Council 
voted to take a recess at 4.51 P.M., subject to 
the call of the Chair. The members reassem- 
bled in the Council Chamber and were called 
to order by President McDONOUGH at 5.30 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORTS. 

Coun. WHITE, for the Executive Committee, 
submitted the following: 

1. Report on order (referred January 13) 
for the Commissioner of Penal Institutions De- 
partment and employee representative to ap- 
pear before Executive Committee on January 
27 — recommending no further action is neces- 
sary at this time. 

The report was accepted. 

2. Report on order (referred today) to 
amend Rule 34 of the rules of the City Council 
— recommending reference of the order to the 
Committee on Rules. 

The report was accepted, said reference 
ordered. 

3. Report on communication from the As- 
sistant Corporation Counsel (referred today) 
concerning adoption of rules for the conduct 
of hearings where the City Council's power to 
summons witnesses and administer oaths under 
the provisions of General Laws, chapter 233, 
section 8, is exercised — recommending reference 
of the communication to the Committee on 
Rules. 

The report was accepted, said reference 
ordered. 

4. Report on message of the Mayor and 
resolution (referred today) memorializing Con- 
gress to oppose passage of Harris-O'Hara Bill 
which would remove federal control of pro- 
duction of natural gas — recommending that the 
resolution be adopted. 

The report was accepted, and the resolution 
was adopted. 

5. Report of the temporary committee ap- 
pointed by the President to prepare rules to 
govern the procedure of the City Council dur- 
ing 1958-1959 (referred today) — recommending 
acceptance of the report of the temporary com- 
mittee and the passage of the accompanying 
order : 

Ordered, That the Rules of the City Council 
for the years 1956-1957 be adopted as the per- 
manent rules of the City Council for the years 
1958-1959. 

The report was accepted, and the order was 
passed. 

The said rules as adopted are as follows: 

Rules of the City Council. 
1958-1959. 
Rule 1. Unless otherwise ordered from 
time to time, and except on holidays, the regu- 
lar meeting of the city council shall be held 
on every Monday at two o'clock P.M. Special 
meetings may be called by the president at 
his discretion, and by the city clerk for the 
purpose only of drawing jurors. No special 
meeting of the city council, except to draw 
jurors, shall be called, except with the con- 
sent of all the members, upon less notice than 
twenty-four hours from the time the notices 
are mailed or dispatched by special messenger. 

Quorum. 
Rule 2. A quorum of the city council shall 
consist of five members. If, at the time any 
meeting is called to order, or if, during a meet- 
ing, on a vote on the adoption of a motion 
or order, a roll call shows less than a quorum 
present, the president may declare a recess 
of not more than ten minutes, after which 
time, if a quorum is not present, the meeting 
shall be adjourned. If, on the question of lack 
of a quorum a roll call shows less than a 
quorum present, the president shall declare the 
meeting adjourned. 

President. 

Rule 3. The president of the council shall 
take the chair at the hour to which the council 
shall have adjourned and shall call the members 
to order, and a quorum being present, shall 
proceed with the regular order of business. In 
the absence of the president the senior member 
by age present shall preside as temporary presi- 
dent, or until a presiding officer is chosen. 

Rule 4. The president shall preserve de- 
corum and order, may speak to points of order 
in preference to other members and shall decide 
all questions of order, subject to an appeal. 
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the chair, but no appeal shall be considered 
unless properly seconded. No other business, 
except a motion to adjourn or to lay on the 
table, shall be in order until the question on 
appeal has been decided. 

The question shall be put as follows: 

"Shall the decision of the chair stand as the 
judgment of the council?" The vote shall be by 
a roll call, and it shall be decided in the affirma- 
tive unless a majority of the votes are to the 
contrary. 

The president may, at any time, during 
debate or otherwise, declare a recess for not 
more than ten minutes, and such action not 
be subject to appeal, nor shall any motions 
apply thereto. 

Rule 5. The president shall propound all 
motions in the order in which they are moved, 
unless the subsequent motion shall be previous 
in its nature, except that, in naming sums and 
fixing times, the largest sum and the longest 
time shall be put first. 

Rule 6. The president shall, at the request 
of any member, make a division of a question 
when the sense will admit of it. 

Rule 7. The president shall, without debate, 
decide all questions relating to priority of 
business to be acted upon. 

Rule 8. The president shall declare all votes; 
but if any member doubts a vote, the president 
shall cause a rising vote to be taken, and, when 
two members so request, shall cause the vote 
to be taken or verified by yeas and nays. 

Rule 9. The president shall appoint all 
committees, fill all vacancies therein, and desig- 
nate the rank of the members thereof. 

Rule 10. When the president of the council 
or the president pro tempore shall desire to 
vacate the chair he may call any member to it; 
but such substitution shall not continue beyond 
an adjournment. 

Motions. 

Rule 11. Every motion shall be reduced to 
writing if the president shall so direct. 

Rule 12. A motion to strike out and insert 
shall be deemed indivisible; but a motion to 
strike out being lost shall not preclude amend- 
ment, or a motion to strike out and insert. 

Rule 13. No motion or proposition of a sub- 
ject different from that under consideration 
shall be admitted under color of amendment. 

Any motion, order or resolution which in the 
opinion of the presiding officer does not have 
a direct bearing on the business of the council 
shall be referred without debate to the com- 
mittee on rules and shall not be further con- 
sidered by the council except upon report by 
that committee. There shall be no appeal from 
the decision of the chair hereunder, and this 
rule shall not be subject to suspension. No 
motions shall apply, nor shall unanimous con- 
sent to speak on the matter so referred be in 
order. 

The committee on rules may report that any 
motion, order or resolution so referred to it is 
out of order because not having a direct bear- 
ing on the business of the council, and its report 
shall be a final disposition of the matter, sub- 
ject to an appeal which shall be governed by 
the same provisions as those governing appeals 
from rulings of the presiding officer. 

Rule 14. When a petition, order or resolu- 
tion relates to a subject which may properly 
be examined and reported upon by an existing 
committee of the city council, such order or 
resolution shall, upon presentation, be referred 
to such committee. When a motion is made 
to refer any subject, and different committees 
are proposed, the motions shall be put in the 
following order: 

1. To a standing committee of the council. 

2. To a special committee of the council. 
Any member offering a motion, order or 

resolution, which is referred to a committee, 
shall be given a hearing on the same by the 
committee before a report is made thereon, 
provided he so requests at the time of offering 
the order or before final action by the com- 
mittee. 

If, after thirty days, a matter referred to a 
committee other than a committee of all the 
members is not reported upon, it may be re- 



called by a standing vote of three members of 
the city council. 

If, within thirty days, a matter referred to 
a committee other than a committee of all the 
members is not reported upon, it may be re- 
called by a majority vote of all the members. 

If, after sixty days, a matter referred to a 
committee is not reported upon, any member 
may recall such matter from the committee, 
and such matter shall not again be committed 
to any committee other than the executive com- 
mittee. 

The provisions of this rule shall not apply 
to matters referred to the rules committee 
under Rule 13, and such matters shall not be 
considered except upon report by that com- 
mittee. 

Rule 15. After a motion has been put by 
the president it shall not be withdrawn except 
by unanimous consent. 

Rule 16. When a question is under debate 
the following motions only shall be entertained, 
and shall have precedence in the order in which 
they stand arranged: 

1. To adjourn. 

2. To lay on the table. 

3. The previous question. 

4. To close debate at a specified time. 

5. To postpone to a day certain. 

6. To commit. 

7. To amend. 

8. To postpone indefinitely. 

Rule 17. A motion to adjourn shall be in 
order at any time, except on an immediate 
repetition or pending a verification of a vote; 
and that motion, the motion to lay on the table, 
the motion to take from the table, and the 
motion for the previous question, shall be de- 
cided without debate. 

Readings. 

Rule 18. Every ordinance, order and resolu- 
tion, unless reported upon by a committee 
or rejected, shall have two several readings, 
both of which may take place at the same 
session unless objection is made, provided, 
however, that all orders for the expenditure of 
moneys, unless reported upon by a committee 
of the council, shall lie over for one week be- 
fore final action thereon. Whenever the second 
reading immediately follows the first reading, 
the document may be read by its title only. 
All orders releasing rights or easements in 
or restrictions on land, all orders for the sale 
of land other than school lands, all appropria- 
tions for the purchase of land other than for 
school purposes, and all loans voted by the 
city council shall require a vote of two-thirds 
of all the members of the city council, and 
shall be passed only after two separate read- 
ings and by two separate votes, the second 
of said readings and votes to be had not less 
than fourteen days after the first, except in 
cases in which a shorter period is authorized 
by law. Any order rescinding an order for 
any of the foregoing purposes shall require 
the same number of readings and of votes 
as was required for the passage of the original 
order. 

Reconsideration. 

Rule 19. When a vote has been taken any 
member may move a reconsideration thereof 
at the same meeting. Debate on motions to 
reconsider shall be limited to twenty minutes, 
and no member shall occupy more than four 
minutes, but on a vote upon any subsidiary 
or incidental question, debate shall be limited 
to ten minutes, and no member shall occupy 
more than two minutes. 

Rule 20. When a motion to reconsider has 
been decided, that decision shall not be re- 
considered, and no question shall be twice 
reconsidered unless it has been amended after 
the reconsideration; nor shall any reconsidera- 
tion be had upon the following motions: 
To adjourn. 
The previous question. 
To lay on the table. 
To take from the table. 
To close debate at a specified time. 

A motion to reconsider may be laid on the 
table or postponed indefinitely, and the effect 
of such action in either case shall be to defeat 
the motion to reconsider. 



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Conduct of Members. 

RULE 21. Every member when about to 
speak shall rise, address the chair, and wait 
until he is recognized, and, in speaking, shall 
refrain from mentioning any other member by 
name, shall confine himself to the question, 
shall not use unbecoming, abusive, or unparlia- 
mentary language, and shall avoid personalities. 
Any member who, in debate or otherwise, in- 
dulges in personalities or makes charges re- 
flecting upon the character of another mem- 
ber, shall make an apology in open session 
at the meeting at which the offence is com- 
mitted or at the next succeeding regular meet- 
ing, and, failing to do so, shall be named by 
the president or held in contempt and sus- 
pended from further participation in debate 
until said apology is made. 

Rule 22. No member shall speak more than 
once on a question when another member who 
has not spoken claims the floor, and no mem- 
ber speaking shall, without his consent, be in- 
terrupted by another, except upon a point of 
order. 

Rule 23. No member shall be permitted to 
vote on any question, or to serve on any com- 
mittee, where his private right is immediately 
concerned, distinct from the public interest. 

RULE 24. Every member who shall be pres- 
ent when a question is put, unless he is ex- 
cluded by interest, shall give his vote in the 
affirmative or negative or shall respond 
"present," unless the council for special reason 
shall excuse him from voting. 

Standing Committees. 
Rule 25. The following standing commit- 
tees of the council, and all other committees, 
unless specially directed by the council, shall 
be appointed by the president: 

1. A committee, to be known as the Execu- 
tive Committee, to consist of all the members 
of the council. 

2. A committee on Appropriations and Fi- 
nance, to consist of seven members of the 
council, to whom shall be referred such appro- 
priation orders as may be submitted to the 
council from time to time, and all applications 
for expenditure which involve a loan. 

3. A committee on Claims, to consist of 
five members of the council, to whom shall be 
referred all claims against the city arising 
from the act or neglect of any of its depart- 
ments. They shall report annually an account 
of the claims awarded or approved by them, 
and the amount of money awarded or paid in 
settlements thereof. 

4. A committee on Confirmations, to con- 
sist of five members of the council, to whom 
shall be referred all appointments which are 
required to be confirmed by the council. 

5. A committee on Hospitals, to consist of 
five members of the council, to whom shall be 
referred all matters concerning hospitals. 

6. A. committee on Inspection of Prisons, 
to consist of five members of the council. 

7. _ A committee on Legislative Matters, to 
consist of five members of the council, who 
shall, unless otherwise ordered, appear before 
the committees of the General Court and repre- 
sent the interest of the city; provided, said 
committee shall not appear unless authorized 
by vote of the city council and shall not, un- 
less directed so to do by the city council, op- 
pose any legislation petitioned for by the pre- 
ceding city council. 

8. A committee on Licenses, to consist of 
five members of the council, to whom shall be 
referred all petitions for licenses and permits. 

9. A committee on Ordinances, to consist 
of five members of the council, to whom shall 
be referred all ordinances or orders concern- 
ing ordinances. 

10. A committee on Public Housing, to 
consist of five members of the council, to whom 
shall be referred all matters concerning public 
housing. 

11. A committee on Public Lands, to con- 
sist of five members of the council, to whom 
shall be referred all matters relating to public 
lands. 

12. A committee on Public Services and 
Recreation, to consist of five members of the 
council, to whom shall be referred all matters 
concerning public safety, public welfare, public 
works, parks, playgrounds and recreation. 



13. A committee on Rules, to consist of 
five members of the council, to consider all 
matters concerning the rules, and to whom 
shall be referred all resolutions expressing 
opinions, principles, facts or purposes. 

14. A committee on Urban Redevelopment, 
Rehabilitation and Renewal, to consist of five 
members of the council, to whom shall be re- 
ferred all matters concerning urban redevelop- 
ment, rehabilitation and renewal. 

Order of Business. 
Rule 26. At every regular meeting of the 
council the order of business shall be as fol- 
lows: 

1. Communications from his honor the 
mayor. 

2. Presentation of petitions, memorials and 
remonstrances. 

3. Reports of city officers, etc. 

4. Unfinished business of preceding meet- 
ings. 

5. Reports of committees. 

6. Motions, orders and resolutions. 

Spectators. 

Rule 27. No person, except a member of 
the council, shall at any time, be permitted to 
occupy the seat, in the council chamber, of 
any member of the council. The city messenger 
shall enforce this rule. 

Rule 28. No person, excepting officials con- 
nected with the city council, and duly assigned 
reporters of the daily newspapers, shall be 
allowed in the anterooms or upon the floor of 
the council chamber while the council is in 
session. Spectators will be allowed in the 
gallery of the council chamber when the 
council is in session, and no one will be admit- 
ted to said gallery after the seats are occupied. 
No demonstrations of approval or disapproval 
from the spectators shall be permitted, and if 
such demonstrations are made the gallery will 
be cleared. The city messenger shall enforce 
this rule. 

Burial Grounds. 

Rule 29. No permission for the use of land 
for the purpose of burial shall be granted until 
a public hearing shall have been given by the 
executive committee of the city council on the 
application for such permission, after due 
notice has been given abutters. 

Committee Meetings. 

Rule 30. No meeting of any committee shall, 
without the consent of all the members thereof, 
be called upon less notice than twenty-four 
hours from the time the clerk shall have mailed 
the notices or dispatched them by special mes- 
senger, provided, however, that meetings of 
the executive committee may be held in the 
recess period of any meeting of the council 
without such consent or notice. No committee, 
unless authorized by an order of the city council, 
shall incur any expense. No committee meet- 
ings shall be called later than one hour im- 
mediately preceding the time set for any 
regular meeting of the city council, nor shall 
any committee remain in session later than 
the hour named for any such regular meeting. 

The clerk of committees shall mail notices 
of all committee meetings to all the members 
of the council. 

Form of Votes. 

Rule 31. In all votes the form of expression 
shall be "Ordered" for everything by way of 
command, and the form shall be "Resolved" 
for everything expressing opinions, principles, 
facts or purposes. 

Transfers. 

Rule 32. Every application for an appro- 
priation to be provided for by transfer shall 
be referred to the executive committee, unless 
otherwise ordered, and no such appropriation 
shall be made until the said committee has re- 
ported thereon. 

Use of Rooms on Council Floor. 
Rule 33. No person except members and 
officers of the city council and regularly as- 
signed city hall reporters shall be admitted at 
any time to the president's room, the personal 
offices of the councillors, executive committee 
room or council chamber, except when invited 



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on official business or accompanied by a mem- 
ber of the council. 

Confirmation of Appointments. 
Rule 34. The question of confirming ap- 
pointments by the mayor shall be decided by 
a yes and no ballot, unless otherwise ordered. 

Amendment and Suspension. 
Rule 35. The foregoing rules shall not be 
altered, amended, suspended or repealed at any 
time, except by the votes of two-thirds of all 
the members of the city council. 



OPPOSITION TO BOSTON EDISON COM- 
PANY PROPOSED RATE INCREASES. 

Coun. HAILER offered the following: 

Whereas, The Boston Edison Company has 
petitioned for an increase of rates to the con- 
sumers; and 

Whereas, A discriminatory burden is placed 
upon Boston consumers through the highest 
electrical rates in the country; and 

Whereas, The Mayor of the City of Boston 
is on record as opposing any increase in natural 
gas rates by his opposition to the Harris- 
6'Hara Bill, therefore be it 

Resolved, That the City Council herein as- 
sembled opposes any rate increase at this time 
and requests his Honor the Mayor of the City 
of Boston send a Tepresentative of the city 
to oppose this proposed rate increase now 



before the Massachusetts State Department of 
Public Utilities. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension 
of the rules. 



POWERS OF CITY COUNCIL TO 
SUMMONS WITNESSES. 
Coun. FOLEY offered the following: 
Ordered, That the City Clerk circularize the 
City Clerks of the other municipalities in the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the pur- 
pose of determining whether any other City 
Council in the Commonwealth has ever exer- 
cised its powers under chapter 233, section 8 
of the General Laws and also whether any 
City Council in the Commonwealth has adopted 
rules of procedure for the use of its powers 
under said chapter 233, section 8 of the Gen- 
eral Laws. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



Adjourned at 5.42 P.M., on motion of Coun- 
cillor Foley, to meet on Monday, February 10, 
1958, at 2 p.m. 

Note: All debate of City Council eliminated 
from proceedings in accordance with Chapter 
447, Acts of 1947. 

(Stenographic copy of such debate on file 
in office of City Clerk.) 



City op Boston 
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Proceedings of City Council. 



Monday, February 10, 1958. 

Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Council Chamber, City Hall, at 2 p.m., President 
McDONOUGH in the chair, and all the members 
present. 

The Reverend Francis P. Sullivan, of St. 
Stephen's Roman Catholic Church, Boston, was 
escorted to the rostrum. 



INVOCATION BY THE REV. FRANCIS P. 
SULLIVAN. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and 
of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 

O God, Father of us all, we ask You today to 
bless this meeting of the Council of our great city. 

Give them of Your infinite wisdom that they 
might recognize in their true light the problems 
that must beset a city of our size. Its complexity 
of necessity brings these problems, the solving of 
which demands Your help that our finite minds 
might successfully cope with them. 

Bless them with judgment that they might 
choose the right paths in the solution of these 
problems. May they have the fortitude, too, that 
having the inspiration of Your wisdom and judg- 
ment in choosing the path to follow, they may 
steadfastly pursue them to the end. 

And may the blessings of the Father, and of the 
Son, and of the Holy Ghost descend upon them and 
remain with them forever. Amen. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and 
of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 



The meeting was opened with the salute to the 
Flag. 

APPOINTMENTS BY THE MAYOR. 

Subject to confirmation by the Council, the 
Mayor submitted the following appointments: 

Weighers of coal for the term ending April 30, 
1958: Myron Wilensky, 40 Mattapan street, 
Mattapan; Peter Villani, 52 Woodlawn street, 
Chelsea. 

Severally referred to the Committee on Con- 
firmations. 



INFORMATION ON UNUSliD CITY 
LANDS AND BUILDINGS. 

The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, February 10, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen : 

I transmit herewith communication from the 
Director of Administrative Services concerning 
your order of January 27, 1958, requesting infor- 
mation concerning the location and description of 
any land and/or building held by any department 
or agency of the City of Boston not in active use 
as of January 1, 1958. 

Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Administrative Services Department, 
February 10, 1958. 
Hon. John B. Hynes, 
Mayor of Boston, 
Dear Mr. Mayor: 

In response to City Council order dated January 
27, 1958, requesting information concerning the 
location and description of any land and/or 
building held by any department or agency of 
the City of Boston not in active use as of January 1, 
1958, I addressed a communication to each depart- 
ment head requesting this information. 

The departments which designated land or 
buildings not in active use are: Public Works 
Department, Real Property Board, and Parks 
and Recreation Department. 



A copy of the lists received from each of these 
departments is attached herewith. 

No other departments designated any land or 
buildings as not in active use. 

Respectfully yours, 
Wm. Abthur Reilly, Director. 

February 4, 1958. 
To: William A. Reilly, Director, Administrative 

Services Department. 
From: George G. Hyland, Commissioner, Public 

Works Department. 
Subject: Memorandum No. 3. 

This is in answer to your Memorandum No. 3 
concerning the location and description of any 
land or building not in active use by this depart- 
ment as of January 1 of the current year. 

Outside of the Bridge Division, not any of the 
divisions, at this time, have any land or buildings 
which come within this category. 

The Bridge Division still has under its jurisdic- 
tion the real estate on Lewis street, East Boston, 
former landing for the South Ferry, and which 
was recommended for disposal in 1954. This area 
contains (according to the Assessing Department 
records) approximately 56,771 square feet, com- 
posed of 33,196 square feet of dock, 18,875 square 
feet of flats, and 4,700 square feet of solid fill. 
On September 20, 1954, the Mayor recommended 
to the City Council the transfer of this area to the 
Commissioner of Real Property for ultimate 
disposal. Subsequently (on October 11) because of 
the interest of the Boston Port Commission in 
acquiring this property for use in connection with 
the general development plan for the Port of 
Boston, the Mayor withdrew the order pertaining 
to the transfer of this particular lot. 

Apparently, the Port of Boston Commission has 
reached no definite conclusion as to the possible 
use of this property, and at its request the matter 
is still in abeyance. 

In addition to the area mentioned, there is also, 
under the jurisdiction of this department, the 
property on Lewis street, formerly occupied by 
Engine 47 (fireboat), which came by transfer 
from the Fire Department under a City Council 
order passed on June 9 and approved by the 
Mayor on June 11, 1947. This has an area of 
about 11,950 square feet (9,050 feet of wharf 
and 2,900 feet of dock). This latter area was not 
considered by the Port of Boston Commission, 
but as it adjoins the South Ferry, it, too, would be 
available for disposal or for acquisition by the 
state. The total area, in these circumstances, 
would be about 68,721 square feet. 

Incidentally, Division Engineer McCall has 
stated that all buildings and sheds have been 
removed from both properties and all that re- 
mains now are the decrepit wharves or platforms 
and the concrete structures which supported the 
ferry landings before suspension of service. The 
entire area is now enclosed by a fence. 

I suggest that consideration be given to trans- 
ferring the above-referenced property to the 
Commissioner of Real Property, unless the Boston 
Port Commission is interested in purchasing it. 
Therefore, I feel that the latter-referenced govern- 
mental agency should be given first "refusal" on 
this property before any arrangements are made 
to transfer it to the Real Property Department. 
George G. Hyland, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

February 6, 1958. 
To: William A. Reilly, Director, Administrative 

Services Department. 
From: George G. Hyland, Commissioner, Public 

Works Department. 
Subject: Memorandum No. 3. 

Supplementing my report to you under date of 
February 4 on property held by this department 
which is not in active use, I enclose for your 
information, a plan prepared by the Bridge 
Division of this department, showing the two 
locations mentioned in my letter, namely, the 
former Ferry property on Lewis street and the 
adjoining property which was used for Fire De- 
partment purposes until it was transferred into the 
jurisdiction of the Public Works Department. 
George G. Hyland, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 



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City of Boston, 
Parks and Recreation Department, 

February 7, 1958. 
Land and Buildings Under Custody of Parks 
\m> Recreation Department Not in Ac- 
tive Use As of January 1, 1958. 

\ acant land, Brucewood street, West Roxbury 
(7 lots), 0.80 acres, acquired from Real Estate 
Commission. 

Vacant land, Vernon street, Roxbury, 0.40 acres, 
acquired from Archbishop of Boston. 

Vacant land, Washington and Stimson streets, 
West Roxbury, 0.30 acres, acquired from School 
Committee. . . . 

Vacant land, Paul Gore street, Jamaica Plain, 
0.7-1 acres, acquired from School Committee. 

' Vacant land, Maiden street, South End, 0.21 
acres, acquired from Working Girls' Home — His 
Eminence Cardinal O'Connell, President and 
Treasurer. 

Vacant land, Poplar street, West Roxbury, 0.44 
acres, acquired from Roman Catholic Archbishop 
of Boston. . . . 

Vacant land, Lamartine street, Jamaica Plain, 
0.24 acres, acquired from Real Estate Commission. 

Vacant land, Beecher street, Jamaica Plain, 0.18 
acres, acquired from St. Peter's Episcopal Church. 

Vacant land, Carroll Pond, Carrolton road, West 
Roxbury, 0.47 acres, acquired from Right of Emi- 
nent Domain. 

Vacant land, Tenean Beach, Tenean street, Dor- 
chester, 3.80 acres, acquired from Right of Eminent 

Vacant land, 134 Thornton street, Roxbury, 0.06 
acres acquired from Real Estate Commission. 

Vacant land, Carson street, Dorchester, 0.47 
acres acquired from Real E-tate Commission. 

Vacant land, 1992 Centre street. West Roxbury, 
1,282 square feet, acquired from Real Estate Com- 
mission. . _ 

Buildings and Structures. 

Ross Estate, Forest Hills street, Jamaica Plain, 
(land and buildings), 4.13 acres, gift from Henry F. 

° SS Note • A bill is now pending in the Legislature 
for the possible sale of this property to the 
Ukrainian Catholic Church. The buildings are 
in poor condition and are ones recommended 
for removal. _, , 

Malloch's Wharf, Freeport street, Dorchester, 
(land and buildings), 2.34 acres, acquired from 
Public Works Department. 

Note- This property is in the process of being 
transferred to the Real Property Department 
and I believe, arrangements are being made 
by that department to sell the property. 
Vacant land, Commonwealth avenue at Chest- 
nut Hill avenue, Brighton, 1.53 acres, acquired 
from part of Chestnut Hill Park. Land originally 
purchased by the City of Boston for a Reservoir. 
Note: Although this property is only used 
currently for gardening purposes, it is anticipated 
that it will be sold for a sizable sum. Custody 
should be left in the Parks and Recreation De- 
partment until final sale has been consummated. 

Buildings of No Further Use. 
Aquarium, South Boston. It is hoped to transfer 
this building and adjacent property to the Metro- 
politan District Commission. 

Wooden tenement building adjacent to Connolly 
Playground. Located at Marcella and Highland 
streets, Roxbury. 

Frank R. Kelley, 

Commissioner. 
February 5, 1958. 
To: Wm. Arthur Reilly, Director, Administra- 
tive Services Department. 
From: Herman Carp, Commissioner, Real Property 

Department. 
Subject: Memorandum No. 3— To All Depart- 
ment Heads. 
Dear Sir: ■ 

This is in answer to your Memorandum No. 3— 
To All Department Heads. 

I attach hereto a listing of the location and 
description of all land and buildings held by the 
Property Division of the Real Property Depart- 
ment. This listing has been corrected as of Febru- 
ary 4, 1958. 

I trust tiiis is the information which you sought 
in your memorandum. 

Very truly yours, 

Herman Carp, 
Commissioner, Real Property, 
Chairman, Real Property Board, 



CITY OF BOSTON 

John B. Hynes 

Mayor 

REAL PROPERTY DEPARTMENT 

809 CITY HALL ANNEX 

LA 3-5100 

COMMISSIONERS 

Herman Carp, Chairman* 

William F. Keesler* 

David L. Currier* 

George P. Donovan 

Thomas F. McDonough 

♦Committee on Foreclosed Real Estate 

executive secretary 
Joseph B. Burke 

auctioneer 
John J. McGrath 

SUPERVISOR OF REAL PROPERTY 

Francis P. Tracey 

City Owned Real Estate 

LISTINGS 

corrected as of February 4, 1958 

FOREWORD 



The Board of Real Estate Commissioners was 
established by an Act of the State Legislature in 
1943. Chapter 27A (p. 20) of the Ordinances of 
1954, Chapter 2, changed the name to "Real 
Property Department" but the statute is incor- 
porated into the ordinance by reference. Since 
that time the Board has had the care, custody, 
management, and control of thousands of lots of 
land which came into the City's possession via the 
Land Court, as a result of nonpayment of taxes by 
previous owners. 

The problem of keeping the general public ad- 
vised as to the extent of the City's real estate hold- 
ings available for purchase is a perplexing one, and 
it is hoped by the Board that through the medium 
of this publication the purchasing public, through 
careful perusal of the following pages, will become 
familiar not only with the available parcels for 
sale, but also the method and manner by which 
the parcels can be acquired by private individuals. 

The thousands of persons who annually seek in- 
formation at the Office of the Real Property De- 
partment are genuinely surprised when informed 
as to the extent of the City's ownership of properties 
throughout Boston and the facility with which the 
properties could be purchased. 

It is well to remember that under no circum- 
stances can the Board sell any property under its 
control at a private sale. The only method es- 
tablished by the Legislature for acquisition of the 
within-described parcels is by public auction. The 
law further provides that the Chairman of the 
Board may reject any or all bids where, in his 
opinion, no bid is made which approximates the 
fair value of the property. The Chairman's action 
is subject to regulation by the Board as to his 
procedure. Said procedure, established by the 
Board, was created for the purpose of processing 
the many parcels sought by the public as expedi- 
tiously as possible. The preliminary step to be 
taken by an individual seeking to purchase a 
parcel of land under the jurisdiction of this de- 
partment is to file an application, a facsimile of 
which may be found in this book. The individual 
makes an initial offer directed to the attention of 
the Committee on Foreclosed Real Estate, which 
Committee consists of three members of the Board 
designated by his Honor the Mayor. The Com- 
mittee acts upon each application separately and 
establishes a minimum price that it will approve 
at public action. The individual who made the 
offer is then notified that the Committee has either 
accepted his offer as a minimum price, or that the 
Committee has rejected the offer and has estab- 
lished a different minimum price than that offered. 

The offeror, if satisfied with the price established 
by the Committee, then transmits to the Office of 
the Real Property Department a deposit in the 
amount of twenty-five (25) dollars per lot, as a 
guarantee that he will appear at the public auction 
sale, at the time and place set by the Committee, 
for the purpose of bidding. In the event that he 
appears at the sale and is the high bidder at public 



FEBRUARY 10, 1958 



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auction, the twenty-five (25) dollar deposit will be 
credited toward the purchase price. On the other 
hand, if he appears at the sale and is not the high 
bidder, his twenty-five (25) dollar deposit will be 
returned to him. In the event that the depositor 
does not appear at the sale, then he forfeits his 
twenty-five (25) dollar deposit, which amount is 
used toward covering the expenses entailed by the 
City in properly advertising the sale. 

In compliance with the governing statutes, a 
fairly complete description of each parcel about 
to be sold is posted for fourteen consecutive days 
on the bulletin board in the Office of the Real 
Property Department and also on the bulletin 
board at the Suffolk County Court House. _ The 
notice also contains the minimum price established 
by the Committee and the place, date, and hour 
of the sale. The public is further informed in 
attractive advertisements published on the real 
estate pages of the Boston Sunday newspapers. 

From 1950 to 1955, the Board has sold to indi- 
viduals 2,036 parcels, bringing into the City's 
Treasury approximately $1,388,076. 

As of January 1, 1956, the Board had under its 
jurisdiction approximately 2,765 parcels of land, 
most of which are now available to the general 
public, should they desire them. Many of the 
lots are extremely desirable for either industrial or 
residential purposes, as a careful analysis of the 
within listings will show. 

In the event that anyone is desirous of renting 
or leaving any of the properties within the juris- 
diction of this Board, the individual will be cordially 
received at the Office of the Real Property Depart- 
ment, and will be properly advised as to the pro- 
cedure to be followed. 

The Office of the Real Property Department is 
open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, fifty-two weeks of the year, holidays ex- 
cepted, and the reader of this volume is invited 
to call upon us at any time for advice or counsel 
concerning the thousands of lots under our juris- 
diction. 

From time to time parcels listed herein will be 
sold and, therefore, no longer available, and other 
parcels will be added to the list. 

Addenda may be applied for at Room 809, City 
Hall Annex, during the regular business hours. 

In the compilation there may be slight errors in 
the areas of the numerous parcels of land, or in the 
assessed valuations as they appear. However, if 
there is any particular parcel that the readers 
finds himself interested in, he may check with the 
Board of Assessors for the true, current assessed 
valuation. 

It is the intention of the Committee on Foreclosed 
Real Estate to sell as many parcels as the public 
cares to buy, and no reasonable offers will be 
refused. 

Herman" Carp, 
Commissioner of Real Property. 



PERTINENT LAWS AFFECTING SALES 

OF CITY OWNED REAL ESTATE 

Statute 1943, Chapter 434. 

AN ACT Establishing in the City of Boston 

the Board of Real Estate Commissioners, 

and Setting Forth Its Powers and Duties. 

Section 1. There shall be in the city of Boston, 

. . a board to be known as the board of real 

estate commissioners of the city of Boston, 

which, shall consist of the city treasurer and the 

chairman of the city planning board, ex officiis, 

and three other persons to be appointed by the 

mayor. . . . The mayor shall designate one of 

the appointive members as chairman. 

Section 2. The chairman, subject to the 
regulations of the board with respect to his pro- 
cedure, shall have the care, custody, management 
and control of all property acquired by the city 
by foreclosure of tax titles or acquired under 
section eighty of chapter sixty of the General Laws, 
whether acquired before or after the effective 
date of this act, . . . and (St. 1950, CHAP. 
318; St. 1951, CHAP. 159) all other real estate 
of the city not held for a specific purpose irrespec- 
tive of the manner or time of acquisition of such 
real estate, including all buildings or other struc- 
tures and all lands or rights or interests in lands 
or other property subject to section 4 of chapter 297 



of the acts of 1929 which, in the opinion of the 
board, has ceased, or at any time shall have 
ceased, to be needed for the purposes of said chapter 
297; provided, that the chairman subject to the 
approval of the board, may make contracts for 
s'ich care, custody, management and control. 

Section 4. The mayor shall appoint from the 
board a committee consisting of the chairman 
and two other members, to be known as the 
committee on foreclosed real estate. The chair- 
man acting on behalf of the city, may, subject 
to the restrictions hereinafter provided, let or lease 
real estate referred to in section two or any portion 
thereof, or interest therein. The chairman, acting 
on behalf of the city, subject to such restriction, 
may also sell such real estate, or any portion 
thereof, or any interest therein, at public auction, 
first posting a notice thereof in two or more 
convenient and public places in the city at least 
fourteen days before such sale. . . . The 
chairman may reject any and all bids at such sale 
or any adjournment thereof if in his opinion no 
bid is made which approximates the fair value of 
the property, and he may adjourn the sale from 
time to time for such periods as he deems expedient, 
giving notice thereof at the time and place ap- 
pointed for the sale or any adjournment there- 
of .. . 

Section 5. No lease or sale made under section 
four shall be valid unless approved by a unanimous 
vote of the committee on foreclosed real estate, 
or by a vote, approved by the mayor, of a majority 
of the board. A certificate of the vote of the 
committee on foreclosed real estate, or of the vote 
of a majority of the board and the approval of the 
mayor, as the case may be, shall be made by the 
secretary of the board and attached to the lease 
or deed. 

Section 7. The city treasurer of the city shall, 
in the name and on behalf of the city, execute 
and deliver any instrument necessary to convey 
any interest of the city under any provision of 
this act. 

Chapter 27A, Ordinances of 1954, Chapter 2. 
. . . "The real property board shall have the 
powers arid perform the duties conferred or im- 
posed on the board of real estate commissioners by 
chapter 434 of the acts of 1943, as amended," . . . 

LISTINGS 

Brokers' Commissions Will Not Be Paid 

By The City 

ABBREVIATIONS 



Ave Avenue 

c Corner 

Ct Court 

for Formerly 

par Parcel 

Pk Park 

pt Part 

PI Place 

Sq Square 

Sq. Ft Square Feet 

St Street 

. Ter Terrace 

Es Easterly Side 

Ns Northerly Side 

Ss Southerly Side 

Ws Westerly Side 

NEs Northeasterly Side 

SEs Southeasterly Side 

NWs Northwesterly Side 

SWs , , . . Southwesterly Side 



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WARD 1. 

Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 

Bennington St., NWs 83 $100 

Bennington St., Lot 30, SEs 1,673 300 

Bremen St., NWs 060 100 

Hndium St, (for. ">), NKs 1,1 HI 300 

Brigham St. (for. 8), NEs 1,440 300 

Hii-Ikuu St. (for. 9), NEs 1,440 300 

East Eagle St., Ss 6,100 300 

Everett St. (for. 47), SWs 7,500 2,300 

Everett St. (for. 172), NEs 800 200 

Everett St. (for. 174), NEs 788 200 

Falcon St., Ss 2,600 300 

Falcon St., Ss 8,750 900 

Gove St. (for. 65), W cor. of 

Bremen St., SWs 1,032 400 

HaynesSt. (for. 7), SWs 1,000 200 

Haynes St. (for. 9), SWs 1,000 200 

llavnes St. (for. 11), SWs 1,000 200 

Haynes St. (for. 12), NEs 900 200 

Haynes St. (for. 35), SWs 835 200 

Havre St. (for. 225 & 227) , SEs.... 2,212 700 
Lamson St. (for. 22), N cor. 

Lamson Ct., NWs 740 200 

Lamson St. (for. 24), NWs 740 200 

1*290 Lexington St., NWs 1,278 1,600 

tLiverpool St. (for. 95), SEs 1,600 800 

•(•Liverpool St. (for. 97-97 rear), 

SEs 1,500 700 

tLiverpool St. (for. 101), SEs 1,205 600 

tLiverpool St. (for. 103), SEs 1,204 600 

London St. (for. 84 rear), NWs.. 382 200 

Marginal St., Ns 8,000 4,000 

Marginal St. (N cor. of Ruth 

St.), NEs 920 500 

Marginal St., Es 1,600 

Marginal St., NEs 920 400 

Marginal St., NEs , 920 400 

Marginal St. (for. 172), NEs 920 400 

Marginal St. (for. 176), NEs 920 600 

Marginal St. (for. 180), NEs 1,840 700 

Marginal St. (for. 337), Ss 17,140 6,900 

*102 & 104 Morris St. (1-story 

frame & 1-story garage), NWs 3,000 2,000 

Murray Ct. (for. 10), NEs 1,040 200 

Orleans St. (for. 32), NWs 1,068 1,100 

Saratoga St., NEs (rear) 1,260 300 

*Sumner St. (known as N. Ferry 

Landing), SWs 82,103 132,000 

Trenton St. (for. 16), NWs 1,600 1,000 

*9 Webster Ave., SEs 700 

Webster St., NEs 200 200 

*222 Webster St. (2-story, brick) 7,062 20,000 



WARD 2. 

Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 

* 1 Adams PI., SWs 2,031 

*27 Allston St. (2i-story frame, 

one half of duplex), SEs 938 

Allston St. (for. 41), SEs 1,144 $400 

Armory St. (for. 11) 941 300 

Auburn PI. (for. 3), NEs 850 400 

Auburn St., SEs 1,008 500 

Auburn St. (for. 33), SEs 1,002 500 

Austin St. (for. 53), NWs 560 200 

Austin St. (for. 58 & 58A), SEs.. 1,475 800 

Austin St. (for. 69 &69A), NWs 1,750 1,000 

Avon PL (for. 5), SWs 648 200 

Avon PI. (for. 7), SEs 812 200 

Baldwin St. (for. 82), NWs 2,018 1,400 

*96 Bartlett St. (3-story frame), 

SWs 1,141 1,900 

Bellows PI. (for. 2) 634 100 

Bellows PI. (for. 3), NWs 634 100 

Belmont St. (for. 26), NWs 750 300 

Belmont St. (for. 30), NWs 810 300 

Belmont St. (for. 40), NWs 1,815 200 

Belmont St. (for. 44), NWs 1,381 300 

Belmont St. (for. 47), SEs 1,317 300 

Benedict St., NWs 800 400 

Bolton PI. (for. 10), SEs 557 300 

Bolton PI. (for. 12), SEs 563 300 

Bolton PI. (for. 14), SEs 572 300 

Bolton PI. (for. 16), SEs . 500 200 

Brighton St. (for. 18), NWs 3,300 

Brighton St. (for. 45), Es 825 300 

Brighton St. (for. 47), Es 825 200 

Brighton St. (for. 49), SEs 900 300 

Bunker Hill Ct., Lot A, Ss 2,225 100 

Bunker Hill St., rear, Ss 1,905 100 

* Land and Building t Reserved 



WARD 2.— Continued 

Land 

Area Assessed 
Location Sq. Ft. Value 

Chappie St., SEs 3,280 

Chappie St. (for. rear 34) 

(Green's Block), NEs 469 

Charles St. (for. 6), NWs 1,150 

Charles St. (for. 8), NWs 1,450 

Charles Street PI. (for. 11), SWs 780 
Charles Street PI. (for. 13), SWs 802 
Concord St. (extg. thru to Monu- 
ment Lane), SEs 2,180 

Confirmation PI., SEs 440 

Cook Street Ct. (for. 3), Ns 1,041 

Cook Street Ct. (for. 5), NEs 1,000 

Donovan's Ct., Par. 2, SEs 580 

Donovan's Ct., SEs 1,195 

Donovan's Ct., Par. 4, SEs 580 

Eagle Pass (off Mead St.), SWs.. 1,474 

Elm St. (for. 91 & 91A), SEs 1,555 

Elm St. (for. 93), SEs 1,456 

Elm St. (for. 95 & 954), SEs 1,404 

*23 Elm St. (3-story frame), SEs 3,379 

Exeter PL, Es, 900 

Exeter PL (for. 3), NEs 780 

Exeter PL (for. 4), NEs 900 

Ferrin St. (for. 74), SWs 1,460 

Ferrin St. (for. 84), SWs 4,204 

Forest PL, NEs 1,760 

Forster's Ct. (for. 2), NEs 418 

Forster's Ct. (for. 3), NEs 418 

Forster's Ct. (for. 4), NEs 424 

Forster's Ct. (for. 5), SEs 678 

Forster's Ct. (for. 6), SEs 738 

Forster's Ct. (for. 7), SEs 824 

Forster's Ct. (for. 8), SEs 1,093 

Frothingham Ave. (for. 6), NWs 1,850 
Grant's Ct. (for. 8 & 10), SWs at 

end 676 

Gray St. (for. 11), SWs 600 

Green's Block (for. 2), NEs 613 

Harrison PL (for. 1-2-3), NWs.... 4,059 

Haverhill St. (for. 5), NWs 945 

Haverhill St. (for. 7), NWs 1,242 

*22 Haverhill St. (3-story frame 

boarded), Es 848 

High St., SWs (rear) 2,962 

Homestead PL, SEs 2,206 

Homestead PL, Lot 4, SEs 1,904 

Howe PL (N cor. St. Martin St.), 

NEs 1,077 

Howe PL, NEs 482 

Howe PL, Par. 1, NEs 540 

Howe PL, Par. 2, NEs 540 

Jefferson Ave. (for. 27), NEs 1,185 

Kelly's Block West, NEs 579, 

Kelly's Block West (for. 2), NEs 540 
Lawrence Ave. (for. 3, 4 & 5), 

NEs 3,040 

Lawrence Ave., SEs 1,340 

Lawrence St. (for. 29), NEs 2,299 

Lawrence St. (for. 33, E cor. of 

Lawrence Ave.), NEs 795 

Lawrence Street PL (for. 1), NEs 1,651 

Leather Sq. (for. 26), NEs 1,172 

Lincoln St. (for. 18), SEs 1,340 

Lynde St. (for. 3), NEs 621 

Lyndeboro' St. (for. 11-13), NEs 1,796 

Main St. (for. 46-48), SWs 2,500 

Main St. (for. 351), NEs 2,508 

Main St. (for. 382), SEs 1,300 

Main St. (for. 388), SEs 2,400 

Main St. (for. 413), NEs 1,238 

Main St. (for. 425), NEs 1,300 

Main St. (for. 449 2nd rear, 449 

1st rear), NEs 2,590 

Main St. (for. 449J, 451, 451i), 

NEs 1,200 

Main St. (for. 483-485), NWs 1,242 

Marshall PL (for. 6), SWs 600 

Mason St. (for. 10 & 12), Es 1,865 

Mead St., SEs 1,550 

Mead St. (S cor. Mead Ter.), 

SEs 1,450 

Mead St. (E cor. Mead Ter.), 

SEs 750 

Mead St. (for. 18), NWs 1,500 

Mead St. (for. 20) W cor. of 

Crystal PL, NWs 1,500 

Medford St. (for. 344 2nd rear), 

SWs 490 

Medford St. (for. 534), Ss 666 

Medford St. (for. 536-538) 666 

* Land and Building 



$1,100 

200 

600 
600 
200 
200 

800 
100 
200 
100 
100 
200 
100 
100 
800 
700 
700 

3,400 
100 
100 
100 
600 

1,700 
200 
200 
200 
200 
300 
300 
300 
400 

1,100 

100 
300 
100 
400 
600 
700 

900 
500 
700 
600 

200 
100 
100 
100 
400 
100 
100 

700 

400 

1,400 

300 

500 
9,400 
1,100 

300 

700 
3,100 
1,900 
1,200 
1,400 
1,200 

700 

1,200 

600 
700 
100 
900 
100 

300 

300 

1,000 

700 



100 
100 
100 



FEBRUARY 10, 1958 



64 



WARD 2. — Continued 

Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 
*14 Miller St. (2-story frame), 

S Es 684 $300 

Monume'nt'Sq. (for. 42), SWs.... 2,824 1,700 

Mystic PI. (for. 1), NBs 277 100 

Mystic St. (for. 29), SEs 1,239 600 

Neal Ct. (for. 5), NEs at end 629 100 

North Mead St., Lot B, NEs 457 100 

North Mead St., Lot 2, NWs 

(rear) 625 100 

North Mead St. (for. 12), NWs 

(rear) 1,050 300 

North Mead St. (for. 14), NWs 

(rear ) 1,000 300 

North Mead St., NWs 1,160 200 

North Mead St., Lot C, NWs 844 100 

North Mead St., Lot 4, NWs 2,582 100 

North Quincy PI. (for. 4), SWs... 691 100 
Parker St. (extending thru to 

Hadlcy St.), NWs 1,800 600 

*83 Pearl St. (2-|-story frame), 

SEs 1,320 1,500 

Pearl St. (for. 101), E cor. of 1 

Simpson's Ct., SEs 753 300 

*1 Perry PI., SWs 1,200 

Pleasant St., Es (rear) 2,698 800 

Pleasant St., Es (rear) 1,800 500 

Pleasant St. (for. 21) 1,090 1,700 

Prospect Ave. (for. 3), NWs at 

end 2,145 500 

Russell PI. (for. 1), NEs (rear).... 1,365 100 

Russell PI. (for. 2), NEs (rear).... 1,365 100 
Russell St. (for. 56) W cor. of 

Walker St.), SWs 2,543 1,500 

Russell St. (for. 61), NEs 1,484 300 

Russell St. (for. 65), NEs 1,350 400 

Russell St. (for. 69), NEs 3,000 600 

Russell St. (for. 101), NEs 3,148 700 

Russell Street Ct., SEs 1,137 200 

Russell St. (for. 116), SWs 1,355 900 

Rutherford Ave. (Sc Union St.), 

SWs 2,745 2,100 

Rutherford Ave., NEs 1,970 900 

Rutherford Ave,, Ns 1,338 1,400 

Rutherford Ave. (for. 131 & 133), 

NEs 1,612 1,900 

Rutherford Ave. (for. 165, 167 & 

169) Nc of Austin St., NEs 1,215 1,000 

Rutherford Ave. (for. 173), Wc 

of Confirmation PI., Ns 900 200 

Sackville St., NWs 1,510 200 

Sackville St., NWs 1,950 200 

Sackville St. (for. 22), NWs 675 200 

Sackville St. (for. 24), NWs 081 200 

Sackville St. (for. 28), NWs 1,950 100 

Sackville St. (for. 36), NWs 470 100 

Sackville St. (for. 36), NWs 1,220 200 

Sackville St. (for. 40), Wc of 

Webster Ave., NWs 507 300 

St. Martin St. (rear), NWs 1,200 200 

St. Martin St. (for. 16), NWs 675 100 

St. Martin St. (for. 16), SWs 877 100 

St. Martin St. (adj. 28), NWs.... 2,700 500 

Salem St. (for. 8), NWs 1,724 

Salem St. (for. 25), Sc High St., 

SEs 2,000 1,600 

School St., SEs 2,500 500 

School St., SEs 1,000 200 

School St. (for. 69), SEs 1,200 1,000 

Short St., SEs 3,080 900 

Short St. (for. 7), Sc of Neal Ct., 

SEs 485 300 

*5 Short St. Ct. (2|-story frame), 

SWs 599 

Short Street Ct. (for. 7), SWs 827 200 

Short Street PI. (for. 4), NWs 575 100 

Simpson Ct. (for. 3), NEs at end 875 100 
Soley St. (for. 12 to 18), NWs.... 4,654 2,100 
Sullivan St. (for. 69), Sc of Rus- 
sell St., SEs 900 500 

Tibbetts Town Way (for. 3), 

NWs 1,913 1,500 

Tremont St., Es 715 300 

Tremont St. (for. 47-47J), SWs., 1,248 600 
Tremont St. (for. 51), Wc of 

Edgeworth St., SWs 835 800 

Union St., Nc of Lawrence St., 

NWs 3,990 2,000 

Union Ct. (for. 2), SEs 1,500 400 

Union Ct. (for. 3), SEs at end.... 1,500 400 
Union St. (for. 32-32J-34), Nc of 

Rutherford Ave., NWs 3,233 2,420 

* Land and Building 



WARD 2.— Continued 

Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 

Walker Ave., Lot A, NWs 1,084 $200 

Walker Ave., Lot C, NWs 1,059 200 

Walker Ave. (for. 20), NWs 1,068 300 

Walker Ave. (for. 24), NWs 1,034 200 

Walker St. (for. 41), SEs 490 100 

Washington St. (for. 26), SWs.... 1,164 600 

Washington St. (for. 58), SWs.... 1,950 1,000 

Webster Ave., SWs 571 100 

Webster Ave., Par. 2, SWs 487 100 

Webster Ave., Par. 3, SWs 487 100 

Wellington PI. (for. 3-4), SWs.... 1,068 100 

Wesley St., NEs 800 100 

Wesley St., NEs 800 100 

Wesley St. (for. 12), SWs 824 100 

WARD 3. 

Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 
Acton St. (E cor. of Bradford 

St.), NEs 400 S300 

Acton St. (for. 5), Ns 901 700 

Acton St. (for. 7), NEs 871 700 

Acton St. (for. 9), NEs 897 700 

Acton St. (for. 11), NEs 731 600 

+*75 Barton St. (3-story brick), 

NWs 1,001 3,600 

+*7-7i Beacon St. (NE cor. 

1 Somerset St.), Ns 13,218 300,000 

fBlossom Ct., Es 800 900 

tBlossom Ct., Es 800 900 

fBlossom Ct. (for. 11), Es 603 800 

Bradford St. (for. 11), SEs 1,100 800 

Bradford St. (for. 41), SEs 400 300 

Bradford St. (for. 43), SEs 400 300 

Bradford St. (for. 44), NWs 814 600 

Bradford St. (for. 45), SEs 350 200 

Bradford St. (for. 46), NEs 634 600 

Bridge Ct. (for. 8), Ns 754 800 

Briggs PI. (for. 7), SWs at end... 1,180 800 
tBrighton St. (for. Ill & 113), 

NWs 2,400 3,600 

Cambridge St., SWs 100 1,000 

t*178 Chambers St. (3-story 

brick), SWs 480 3,500 

•{■Cleveland PI. (for. 19), NEs 636 700 

tCushman Ave. (for. 8), NWs.... 616 300 

Dover St., SWs 1,270 2,500 

*Eastern Ave. (known as South 

Ferry landing), E end 25,440 82,400 

*14 Groton St. (3-story brick), 

SWs 1,520 3,000 

*21 Hale St., Es 900 

tLeverctt St. (N cor. of Cotting 

St.), NEs 1,162 1,800 

tLeverctt Ave. (for. 1), SWs 957 1,000 

tLeverett Ave. (for. 2), SWs 1,155 1,200 

Lewis St. (W cor. of North St.), 

SWs 230 200 

Lowell St. (for. 26), NEs 904 900 

fLowellSt. (for. 61), SWs 700 1,400 

LvndeSt. (for. 36 & 36A), Ws.... 1,604 5,000 

fLynde St. (for. 40), Ws 1,920 5,800 

Medford Ct. (for. 4), SWs 840 600 

Medford Ct. (for. 5), NEs 830 600 

Medford Ct. (for. 6), SWs 840 600 

t*6 Milton St. (3-story brick), Ss 900 3,000 
t*6} Milton St. (3-story brick), 

Ss 900 3,000 

*33-35 Norman St. (4-story 

brick), Es 1,409 3,300 

*9 North Margin St. (1-story 

cement building), NEs 1,140 4,000 

t*48 & 52 Pemberton Sq., Ss 2,336 35,000 

Pemberton Sq. (for. 56), SEs 1,665 6,700 

*22 Rollins St. (3|-story brick), 

NEs 734 3,400 

*133 Salem St. (Engine 8) 2,568 40,000 

*159-159A Salem St. (4-story 

brick), SEs 1,156 9,000 

*13 & 13A South Margin St. 

(4-story brick), NEs 855 4,500 

Spring St. (for. 11 rear), NWs.... 1,117 1,100 

1*55-57 Tremont St., Ws 16,492 400,000 

t*59-63 Tremont St. (NW cor. 

of for. 1 Beacon St.), Ws 10,347 740,000 

Waltham St. (for. 19), NEs 579 600 

*17 Waltham St. (3-story brick), 

NEs 940 3,400 

Willard St. (for. 23), SEs 1,285 1,300 

* Land and Building t Reserved 



65 



CITY COUNCIL 



WARD 1. 






WARD 6.— Continued 






Land 


Assessed 




Land 






Area 






Location 


S(|. Ft. 


Value 


Location 


Sq. Ft. 


Value 


Carleton St. (S Cor. of Public 






*99 Baxter St. (2-story), SWs 


1,518 


$1,700 


Alloy 544) SEs 


2,041 


$1,000 


Bolton St. (junction at West Sec- 
ond St.), NEs 






Carleton St. (for. 1), SEs 


1,196 


1,200 


324 


200 


West Newton St. (roar), SWs. .. 


902 


300 


Bolton St. (for. 27), SWs 


1,100 


300 


*197 West Springfield St. (3- 






Bolton St. (for. 68), NEs 


840 


200 


story brick and garage), NEs.. 


1,600 


2,500 


Bolton St. (for. 73), SWs 


933 










Bolton St. (for. 75), SWs 


933 


200 


WARD 5. 






Bolton St. (for. 79), SWs 


933 


100 




Land 




Bolton St. (for. 101), SWs 


490 


300 




Area 


Assessed 


Bolton St. (for. 103), SWs 


490 


100 


Location 


Sq. Ft. 


Value 


Bolton St. (for. 105), SWs 


964 


200 


Albion St. (for. 90), SEs 


957 


$1,000 


Bolton St. (for. 106), NEs 


690 


200 


Albion St. (for. 92), SEs 


957 


1,000 


Bolton St. (for. 135), SWs 


840 


200 


Albion St. (for. 94-94 A-96), SEs 


1 ,956 


2,000 


Bolton St. (for. 137), SWs 


840 


200 


*9S Albion St. (2J-story brick), 






Bolton St. (for. 139), SWs 


840 


200 


Es . 


1 ,025 


'»,000 


Bolton St. (for. 141), SWs 


840 


200 


*99 Albion St. (31-story brick), 






Bolton St. (for. 308), NEs 


650 


200 


Ws 


1 ,026 


1,400 


Bolton St. (for. 310), NEs 


755 


200 


*102 Albion St. (3-story brick), 






Bowen St., NEs 


1,700 


500 


Es 


1,000 


o.OOO 


Bowen St., NEs 


3,833 


800 


Albion St. (for. 103), NWs 


1,159 


l.'^OO 


Bowen St. (for. 165), SWs 


833 


300 


*15-17 Albion St., Ws 


1,100 


1,600 


Bowen St. (for. 167), SWs 


833 


300 


Castle St. (for. 110), SWs 


1,386 


'U00 


Bowen St. (for. 192), NEs 


5,168 


1 ,500 


*3 Emerald St. (3-story brick), 






D St. (for. 143-145, S cor. West 






Es 


5' 5 


4,000 


Seventh St.), SEs 


670 


300 


Emerald St. (for. 27), Es 


914 


1,400 


D St. (for. 287), SEs 


1,100 


500 


Emerald St. (for. 29), Es 


931 


1,400 


Dresser St. (for. 95), SWs 


700 


1,200 


Emerald St. (for. 31), Es 


922 


1,400 


*212 E St., NWs 


1,292 




*41 Emerald St. (2J-storv brick), 






E St. (for. 264-266-268), NWs.... 


5,168 


1,800 


SEs 


756 


2,500 


East Broadway (for. 531), Ws, 






*27 Kirkland St. (3-storv brick), 
Ns 








4,290 


1,000 


576 


1,600 


East First St., Lot A (jet. West 




Lucas St. (for. 50), SWs 


1,007 


1.000 


First St.), Ss 


1,500 


1,000 


Lucas St. (for. 77), NEs 


726 


500 


East First St. (for. 887-887A), Ss 


1,250 


300 


Middlesex St. (for. 7), Ws 


686 


1,000 


East First St. (for. 889-889 A), Ss 


2,158 


300 


Middlesex St. (for. 9), Ws 


677 


1,000 


East Fourth St. (for. 653), Ss 


2,167 


800 


Middlesex St. (for. 29), Ws 


5,930 


8,900 


East, Fourth St. (for. 655), Ss 


1,913 


800 


Middlesex St. (for. 35), Ws 


816 


1,200 


East Second St., Par. 1, Ss 


3,875 


1,000 


Middlesex St. (for. 65-67) . NWs 


2,640 


4,000 


East Second St., Par. 2, Ss 


3,875 


1,000 


Middlesex St. (for. 69), NWs 


1,010 


1,500 


East Second St., Lot 7, Ss 


940 


300 


Middlesex St. (for. 73), NWs 


1,766 


2,600 


East Second St. (for. 575), Ss 


906 


200 


Middlesex St. (for. 83), Ws 


594 


900 


East Second St. (for. 577), Ss 


674 


400 


Middlesex St. (for. 85), Ws 


645 


1,300 


East Second St. (for. 595), Ss, 






Village St. (for. 34), Es 

Village St. (for. 43), NWs 


1,092 
829 


1,600 
1,200 




982 


300 


East Second St. (for. 597), rear.. 


1,049 


300 


Village St. (for. 86), SWs 


1,004 


1,500 


East Second St., Ss 


942 


300 


Village St. (for. 88), SEs 


980 


1,500 


East Seventh St., Ns 


1,400 


400 


*89 Village St. (3-story brick), 






East Sixth St. (for. 874), Ws 


6,250 


3,800 


NWs 


1,008 


2,800 


East Third St., Lot D, Ns, rear.. 


4,125 


600 


Village St. (for. 92-92A), Es 


986 


1,500 


*462 East Third St. (3-story 












brick), Ns 


767 


1,200 








Emerson St., Lot D, Ns 


1,033 


300 


WARD 6. 






F St. (for. 160-160-i) (Nc Athens 








L.and 




St.), NWs 


1,595 


300 




Area Assessed 


Gardner PL (for. 5), SEs 


800 


200 


Location 


Sq. Ft. 


Value 


Gardner PL (for. 7), NWs, at end 


850 


200 


Acadia St., Lot 23, Es 


1,875 


$400 


Gold St. (for. 155) 


736 


300 


Adams St. (for. 1, 2 & 3), SWs.... 


1,515 


400 


Gold St. (for. 174), NEs 


749 


200 


Athens St., SWs 


73 


100 


Harding Ct., NWs 


621 


100 


Athens St. (for. 147), SWs 


810 


1,000 


Harding Ct,, NWs 


692 


100 


Athens St. (for. 151), SWs 


810 


200 


I St. (for. 31), Ws 


1,128 


500 


Athens St. (for. 153), SWs 


1,097 


300 


I St. (for. 66} to 70), Es 


4,025 


1,500 


Athens St. (for. 155), SWs 


1,146 


400 


Jay St. (for. 2), Es 


1,415 


300 


Athens St. (for. 169), SWs 


1,156 


400 


Jay St. (for. 3), Ws 


1,005 


300 


Athens St. (for. 376), NEs 


1,620 


300 


Jay St. (for. 4), Es 


1,415 


300 


B St. (for. 66), NWs 


988 




Jay St. (for. 5), Ws 


942 


300 


B St. (for. 68), NWs 


988 




Jay St. (for. 6), Es 


1,415 


300 


B St. (for. 113), SEs 


1,345 


700 


Jay St. (for. 7), Ws 


927 


300 


B St. (for. 115), SEs 


1,335 


600 


Jay St, (for. 8), Es 


1,415 


300 


Barnard PI., Lot 9 (leading from 






O St. (for. 58), Es 


954 


400 


Ss 597-601 East Second St.), Ss 


1,000 


200 


tSilver St., SWs 


828 


300 


Barnard PL, Lot 9 (Ns of pas- 






Silver St. (for. 68), NEs 


943 


400 


sageway from Ss of East Sec- 






tSilverSt. (for. 137), SWs 


562 


200 


ond St.) 


1,040 


300 


tSilver St. (for. 283), SWs 

tSilver St. (for. 287), SWs 


728 
844 


300 


Barnard PI., Lot 10 (leading 


300 


from Ss of 597-601 East Sec- 






Tudor St., SWs 


4,087 


1,200 


ond St.), Ss 


999 


200 


Vicksburg St. (for. 5), Es 


1,006 


200 


Barnard PI., Lot 10 (passage- 
way from Ss of East Second 






Vicksburg St. (for. 9), Es... 


970 
1,004 


200 


Vicksburg St. (for. 11), Es 


200 


St.), Ss 


1,004 


300 


Vicksburg St. (for. 12), Ws 


1,150 


300 


Barnard PL, Lot 11, Ss 


999 
999 
999 


200 
200 
200 


Vicksburg St. (for. 15), Es 

West Broadway (for. 110), Ns.... 
West Broadway (for. 112), NEs.. 


1,031 
1,333 

1,583 


200 


Barnard PL, Lot 12, Ss 


1,700 


Barnard PL, Lot 13, Ss 


1,500 


Barnard PL, Lot 14, Ss 


999 


200 


West Broadway (for. 114), NEs.. 


1,583 


1,900 


Barnard PL, Lot 15, Ss 


999 


200 


West Broadway (for. 190-194 for. 






Barnard PL, Lot 15, Ns 


1,002 
1,000 


300 
200 


Old Police Station 6) 


4,253 
1,070 


2,100 


Barnard PL, Lot 16, Ss 


West Eighth St., NEs 


400 


Baxter St. (for. 30), NEs 


1,552 


700 


West Eighth St., NEs 


1,070 


400 


Baxter St. (for. 40), NEs 


1,596 


600 


West Eighth St., NEs 


1,444 


500 


Baxter St. (for. 67), SWs 


1,094 


300 


West Eighth St. (for. 91), SWs.. 


675 


200 


Baxter St. (for. 69), SWs 


1,123 


400 


West Eighth St. (f or. 93) , S Ws. . . . 675 
* Land and Building f Reserved 


300 


*Land and Building 









FEBRUARY 10, 1958 



66 



WARD 0— Continued 

Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 

West Eighth St. (for. 95) 075 

West Eighth St. (for. 106), Ns.... 943 

West Eighth St. (for. 108), NEs 1,125 

West Eighth St. (for. 110), NEs 1,495 

West Eighth St. (for. 116), NEs 1,071 

West Eighth St. (for. 124), NEs 1,071 

West Fifth Street PI., SEs 3,933 

West Fifth St. (for. 164-166), 

NEs 1,575 

West Fourth St. (for. 136), NEs 1,252 
West Fourth St. (for. 138-140), 

NEs 1,750 

tWest Fourth St. (for. 420) , NEs 1 ,085 

tWest Fourth St. (for. 424) , NEs 1,360 

tWest Fourth St. (for. 422) , NEs 1,117 

tWest Fourth St. (for. 426) , NEs 1 , 134 
*175 West Second St. (3-story 

frame), SWs 855 

West Second St., SWs 837 

West Second St., SWs 1,188 

West Second St., SWs 1,083 

West Second St. (for. 99), Ss 1,030 

West Second St. (for. 101-103), 

SWs 1,300 

West Second St. (for. 105), Ss.... 1,003 

West Second St. (for. 351), SWs 1,095 
West Second St. (for. 386-388- 

390i), NEs 2,500 

West Second St. (for. 410), NEs 1,350 

West Second St., SWs 1,300 

West Second St. (for. 435), SWs 5,364 

West Sixth St., SWs 5,750 

*311 West Third St. (4-story 

frame), SWs 1,950 

West Third St., Ss 800 

West Third St. (for. 122), NEs.... 1,098 

West Third St. (for. 133 rear) 398 

West Third St., SWs 1,356 

West Third St. (for. 153), SWs.... 1,356 

West Third St. (for. 155), SWs.. 1,371 
West Third St. (for. 176-178), 

NEs 1,100 

*225 West Third St. (3-story 

brick), SWs 1,038 

West Third St. (for. 229), SWs.. 1,015 



WARD 7. 

Land 
Area 

Location Sq. Ft. 
Bantry Way (for. East Eighth 

St.), Ns 125 

Bellflower St., Ns : 3,500 

Bowen St. (for. 276), NEs 760 

Bowen St. (for. 278), NEs 760 

Bowen St. (for. 280), NEs 1,125 

Bowen St. (for. 282), NEs 1,125 

tClapp St., Lot 6, NEs 3,721 

tClapp St., Lot 7, NEs 3,750 

D St. (for. 103), SEs 950 

Dorset St., SWs 3,400 

E St., SEs 3,000 

Earle St. (for. 12), SEs 1.170 

East Eighth St., Ns 3,024 

East Eighth St., Ns 3,150 

East Eighth St., Ns, rear 3,375 

East Eighth St., Lot 4, Ns 6,384 

East Eighth St. (part of Lots 5 

& 6), Ns 5,080 

East Eighth St, (for. 421-421 A), 

Ss 1,106 

East Eighth St. (for. 463), Ss 1,232 

fEast Fifth St., Lot 33, Ss 5,677 

tEast Fifth St., Lot 34 5,678 

fEast Fifth St., Lot 35 5,677 

tEast Fifth St., Lot 36 5,678 

tEast Fifth St., Lot 37 5,677 

Frederick St. (for. 6), SEs 980 

Gates St. (rear of 66-68-70), Es... 752 

Gold St. (for. 247), SWs 883 

Gold St. (for. 249), SWs 883 

Gold St. (for. 257), SWs 764 

Gold St. (for. 258), NEs 828 

Gold St. (for. 259), SWs 764 

Gold St. (for. 261), SWs 852 

Gold St. (for. 263), SWs 852 

Gold St. (for. 278), NEs 1,635 

Gold St. (for. 280), NEs 1,475 

Goodwin Ct. (for. 1), NWs 915 

Goodwin Ct. (for. 2), NWs 915 

* Land and Building f Reserved 



700 
500 
400 
400 
400 
1,400 

400 
300 

400 
500 
600 
600 
600 



200 
300 
400 
500 

600 
500 
400 

700 

500 

500 

2,000 

1,300 

3,400 
200 
300 
100 
400 
400 
400 

500 

1,600 
300 



Value 

.$100 
1,100 
200 
200 
300 
300 
900 
900 
400 
1,000 
1,000 
200 
600 
900 
800 
900 

800 

300 

500 

1,100 

1,100 

1,100 

1,100 

1,100 

300 

100 

300 

200 

300 

200 

300 

300 

300 

500 

1,000 

200 

200 



WARD 7.— Continued 

Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 

Gustin St. (for. 3), NWs 1,815 $500 

HSt.,Es 1,208 600 

t Harrow St., Part of Lot 6, Es.... 102 100 

Howe Ave., Lot 18, Ss 1,837 600 

Howe Ave., Lot 19, Es 1,837 200 

Howe Ave., Lot 20, Ss 1,257 200 

Humphreys PI. (rearof 20), Ns.... 330 100 
*12 Leeds St. (3-family frame), 

Ns 1,355 2,000 

Marine Rd., Lot 222, Ns 3,750 1,100 

Mercer St. (for. 41), Ws 2,200 900 

*52 Mercer St. (2-story frame 

single), Es 1,317 1,500 

Preble St., Ns 33 100 

Quincefield PI., Es 987 300 

*7 Shepton Ter. (2J-story brick), 

Ss 800 300 

Shepton Ter. (for. 9), Ss 800 200 

Springer St. (for. 15), Ws 1,095 300 

Washburn St., Ns (NEc of 

Boston St.) 1,587 500 

West Eighth St., SWs 1,430 600 

West Eighth St. (for. Ill), SWs 1,146 500 

West Eightli St. (for. 113), SWs 1,163 500 

West Eighth St. (for. 115), SWs 1,186 500 

West Eighth St. (for. 117), SWs 1,198 500 

West Eighth St. (for. 119), SWs 1,213 500 

West Eighth St. (for. 121), SWs 1,232 600 

West Eighth St. (for. 123), SWs 1,250 600 

West Eighth St. (for. 125), SWs 1,250 500 
West Eighth St. (for. 127-127A), 

SWs 1,270 600 

West Eighth St. (for. 153), SWs 3,250 1,600 

West Ninth St., Ss, rear 1,052 300 

West Ninth St. (for. 116), NEs.. 1,851 600 

West Ninth St. (for. 163), SWs.. 740 700 
West Ninth St. (for. 165 & 167), 

Ws ; 1,493 600 

West Ninth St., (for. 180), NEs.. 2,470 1,000 

tWillow Ct., SWs 6,059 600 

tWillow Ct., Lot C, SWs 6,085 600 

tWillow Ct., Lot 1 3,567 400 

tWillow Ct., Lot 2 3,746 400 

tWillow Ct., Lot 3 4,038 400 

tWillow Ct., Lot 4 4,432 400 

tWillow Ct., Lot 5 4,912 500 

tWillow Ct., Lot 6 5,423 500 

tWillow Ct., Lot 7 .' 5,850 600 

tWillow Ct., Lot 8 11,735 1,200 

Woodward St. (for. 31-33) (W 

cor. of Glover Ct.) 840 300 

Woodward St (for. 39), SWs 1,236 400 

WARD 8. 

Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 
t*825 Albany St. (3-story brick), 

NWs 1,043 $2,600 

Albany St. (S cor. of Carlow St.) , 

SEs 1,900 1,100 

t Albany St. (adjacent 460-488), 

SEs.... 24,554 6,500 

Albany St. (for. 828 & 830 rear), 

SEs 3,018 1,800 

t*827 Albany St, (3-story brick), 

NWs 1,008 2,600 

t*831 Albany St. (3-story brick), 

NWs 1,008 2,600 

tAlbany St. (for. 833), NWs 1,008 2,600 

tAlbany St. (for. 835), NWs 1,065 

Albany St. (for. 842), SEs (E 

cor. of Carlow St.) 1,120 1,100 

Albany St. (for. 870), SEs 960 600 

Blue Hill Ave. (for. 14-18A), Es.. 4,994 4,000 

Burrell St. (for. 83), Ss 1,927 700 

*2 Campbell PI., rear (3-story 

frame) 853 400 

Chadwick St. (for. 62-64), SEs.... 1,738 1,000 

Dayton Ave. (for. 4), NEs 1,142 600 

Dennis St., NWs, rear 1,230 200 

Dennis St., SEs (S cor. of Rol- 
lins Ct.) 4,675 1,500 

Dennis St. (for. 1), NWs 1,343 700 

Dennis St. (for. 5), NWs 1,217 600 

Dennis St. (for. 7), NWs 1,261 600 

Dennis St. (for. 27-29), NWs 2,889 1,700 

Dennis St. (for. 31-33), NWs 3,693 1,500 

Dennis St. (for. 35), NWs 1,350 500 

Dennis St. (for. 37), NWs...„ 1,420 600 

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WARD 8.— Continued 

Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 

Dudley St., Lot 1, SWs 3,481 $3,500 

Dudley St., SWs 2,556 2,800 

East Cottage St., Lot 21, Ss 3,506 1,200 

Knst ■ Dedluun St. (for. 6), NEs ... 850 1,300 

East Springfield St., NEs 1,400 2,500 

Knst is St., XF.s 1,742 700 

Eustis St. (for. 257), SWs (W 

cor. of Eustis PI.) 3,039 900 

Eustis St. (for. 259), SWs (S cor. 

of Eustis PI.) 3,100 900 

Eustis St. (for. 263), SWs 3,124 1,200 

Fellows St. (for. 108), SEs 537 300 

Fremont Ave., NEs 5,133 2,100 

*31 George St. (2-story frame), 

SWs 6,883 6,000 

George St. (for. 65-65 rear), SWs 2,715 1,200 

George St. (for. 140-142), Es 2,635 700 

George St. (for. 144-146), NEs 

(N cor. of Shirley St.) 2,463 700 

Gertrose St. (for. 7), NWs 813 400 

GertroseSt. (for. 9), NWs 808 400 

Gertrose St. (for. 10), SEs 794 400 

Gertrose St. (for. 11), NWs 806 400 

Gertrose St. (for. 12), SEs 794 400 

Gertrose St. (for. 13), NWs 806 400 

Gertrose St. (for. 14), SEs 794 400 

GertroseSt. (for. 15), NWs 806 400 

Greenville St. (for. 12-14), SEs.. 9,327 4,200 

Greenville St. (for. 20), Es 8,583 4,300 

Magazine St., SEs (S cor. of 

Cedric St.) 2,000 600 

Magazine St. (for. 52), NWs 2,160 800 

Marshfield St., NWs 500 200 

Moreland St., NEs 4,998 1,500 

Newcomb St., Lot 23, SWs 819 600 

Newcomb St. (for. 24), SWs 1,450 700 

Newcomb St., Lot 24, SWs 741 400 

Newcomb St., Lot 25, SWs 741 400 

Newcomb St., Lot 26, SWs 782 500 

Newcomb St. (for. 20), SWs 1,450 700 

Newcomb St. (for. 22), SWs 1,450 700 

Newcomb St. (for. 30), SWs 894 500 

Newcomb St. (for. 32), SWs 832 500 

Newcomb St. (for. 36), SWs 832 500 

Newcomb St. (for. 40), SWs 832 500 

Newcomb St. (for. 42), SWs (W 

cor. of Reed St.) 884 900 

Plymouth Ct., NEs 2,030 700 

Reed's Ct. (for. 1), NWs 2,343 900 

Reed St. (for. 60), SEs 760 600 

Reed St. (for. 62), SEs 700 600 

Reed St. (for. 64), SEs 760 600 

Rockford St. (for. 21), SEs 1,245 300 

Rockford St. (for. 23), SEs 1,244 400 

Rockford St. (for. 25), SEs 1,423 400 

Rockford St. (for. 27-29), Ss 1,782 400 

Rockford. St. (for. 31-33), Ss 2,640 700 

Sharon St. (for. 36), NEs 1,596 1,600 

Sharon St. (for. 38), NEs 1,600 1,600 

Sherwin St. (for. 5), NWs 790 2,200 

Thorndike St., SWs 4,453 2,200 

Thorndike St., Lot 11, SWs 908 700 

Thorndike St. (for. 21), SWs 916. 900 

Thorndike St. (for 31), SWs 908 700 

Webber St., SWs 1,399 700 

Webber St., SWs 1,400 700 

Window St. (for. 48), SEs 1,826 1,400 

Winthrop St. (for. 153), SWs 2,634 1,100 

Woodville Terr., Lot 3, NEs 3,329 300 

Woodville Terr., Lot 4, NEs 8,114 800 

Woodward Ave. (for. 27), SEs.... 1,624 600 
Yeoman St., SWs (S cor. of 

Chadwick St.) ' 918 000 

Yeoman St. (for. 7 & 9), SWs 325 200 

Yeoman St. (for. 11), SWs (W 

cor. of Reed's Ct.) 1,632 800 



WARD 9. 

Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 

Arnold St., NEs rear 323 $200 

Arnold St. (for. 17), NEs 1,862 1,500 

Arnold St. (for. 21), NEs ' 1,833 1,500 

Bartlett St. (for. 65), NEs 2,385 1,700 

Benton St., NEs 1,470 900 

Benton St., NEs 1,680 1,000 

Benton St. (for. 17), NEs 1,540 900 

Blanchard St., SEs 1,622 700 

Cabot St., NWs 1,163 900 



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WARD 9.— Continued 

Land 
Area 
Location Sq. Ft. 
Cabot St., NWs (N cor. of Wes- 
ton St.) 1,164 

Cabot St., NWs 750 

Cabot St. (for. 112), SEs (E cor. 

of Cabot PI.) 3,800 

tCabot St. (for. 117), NWs 1,170 

tCabot St. (for. 119 & 121), 

NWs 1,375 

*124 Cabot St. (3-story brick), 

Es 1,418 

*126 Cabot St. (3-story brick), 

Es 800 

Cabot St. (for. 178), SEs (E cor. 

of Dallas PI.) 2,114 

tCabot St. (for. 215 & 217), NWs 5,760 

Cabot St. (for. 241-243), Ws 2,164 

Cabot St. (for. 251), NWs 3,829 

Cabot St. (for. 255), NWs 1,300 

Cabot St. (for. 257 & 259), Ws.... 2,555 
Camden St. (rear of 49 & 51), 

NEs 376 

Camden St. (for. 49), NEs 1,386 

Camden St. (for. 51), NEs 1,120 

*4 Cathedral St., SWs (3-story 

frame) 1,210 

Cedar St. (for. 6-6}), rear 3,080 

Cedar St. (for. 8-10), SWs 7,641 

Centre St., Lot 1, SEs (jctn of 

Linwood Sq.) 6,033 

Centre St., Lot 2, SEs 1,568 

Centre St., Lot 3, SEs 1,601 

Centre St., Lot 4, SEs 1,652 

Centre St., Lot 5, SEs 1,685 

Centre St., Lot 6, SEs 1,619 

Church PI. (for. 7-7}), SEs 2,025 

Church PI. (for. 8), SWs, rear.... 2,523 

Church PL (for. 9), SWs 2,974 

Circuit St. (for. 66), SWs 2,831 

Conant PL (for. 1-2), SEs 2,484 

Crawshaw PL (for. 1), NWs at 

end 858 

Crawshaw PL (for. 2), NWs at 

end 721 

Oumston St. (for. 7), SEs 859 

Dallas PL, NEs 2,100 

Dallas PL (adj. 2), NEs 2,372 

*16 Dilworth St. (3-story brick), 

NWs 1,408 

*18 Dilworth St. (3-story brick), 

NWs 1,397 

*20 Dilworth St. (3-story brick), 

NWs 1,385 

*Downing St., SEs (small metal 

1-car garage) 1,889 

Downing St. (for. 10), SEs 1,889 

Downing St. (for. 16-16 rear and 

18-20) SEs 4,203 

Dudley St. (for. 65), Ss 1,749 

Dunlow PL (for. 8), SWs 2,120 

Elmwood St. (for. 36), NWs 1,473 

*3 Fabin St. (3-story frame), 

NEs 718 

Fabin St. (for. 4), SWs 1,034 

Grant PL, Ws 1,191 

Hammond St. (rear of 10-16), 

SWs 1,700 

Hammond St., Lots 14-16, SWs 1,100 

Haskins St. (for. 40), SEs 1,521 

Haskins St. (for. 42), SEs 1,379 

Haskins St. (for. 44), SEs 1,560 

Hayden Ter. (for. 1-2), NEs 4,089 

Highland PL (for. 6) , SWs at end 1 ,968 
Hubert St., SWs (S cor. of West- 
minster St.) 600 

Hubert St., Lot 9, NEs 1,526 

Hubert St., Lot 11, NEs 1,549 

Hubert St. (for. 12), SWs 1,209 

Hubert St. (for. 21), NEs 1,533 

*12 & 14 Ivanhoe St. (2-J-story 

frame), SEs 1,266 

tKendall St., SWs 1,413 

tKendall St. (for. 6), SWs 1,300 

tKendall St. (for. 34), SWs 1,425 

tKendall St. (for. 38), SWs 1,424 

tKendall St. (for. 40), SWs 1,434 

tKendall St. (for. 42), SWs 1,459 

tKendall St. (for. 44), SWs 1,459 

tKendall St. (for. 46), SWs 1,468 

tKendall St. (for. 48), SWs 1,425 

tKendall St. (for. 50), SWs 1,390 

tKendall St. (for. 52), SW T s 1,374 

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Assessed 
Value 

$1,000 
1,100 

2,300 
900 

1,100 

4,000 

3,300 

1,500 
1,900 
1 ,300 
1,500 
500 
1,000 

300 

1,700 
1,700 

2,400 

800 

2,300 

2,300 
600 
600 
600 
700 
600 
500 
600 
700 
1,000 
1,300 

300 

300 
900 
600 
700 

4,700 

4,700 

4,700 

900 

600 

2,100 

1,400 

700 

1,000 

600 
800 
600 

400 
300 
600 
600 
600 
2,000 
700 

400 

800 
800 
600 
800 

1,500 
1,200 
1,400 
1,100 
1,100 
1,000 
1,200 
1,200 
1,200 
1,100 
1,100 
1,100 



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WARD 9.— Continued 

Land 
Area 

Location Sq. Ft. 

tKendallSt. (for. 54), SWs 1,368 

tKendall St. (for. 56), SWs 1,376 

t Kendall St. (for. 58), SWs 1,376 

IKendall St. (for. 60), SWs 1,360 

tKendall St. (for. 62), SWs 1,360 

tKendall St. (for. 64), SWs 1,360 

tKendall St. (for. 66), SWs 1,453 

tKendall St. (for. 68), SWs 1,456 

tKendall St. (for. 70), WSs 1,466 

tKendall St. (for. 72), SWs 1,472 

tKendall St. (for. 104), SWs 1,067 

tKendall St. (for. 106), SWs 1,023 

Kent St. (for. 33R-35), SEs 2,488 

King St. (for. 9), Es 1,360 

King St. (for. 13), NEs 1,312 

King Ter. (for. 7), NWs 1,203 

King Ter. (for. 9), Ws 1,156 

Lamont St. (for. 20), SEs 2,396 

Lamont St. (for. 30), Es 3,250 

tLenox St. (for. 79), NEs 1,040 

tLenox St. (for. 81), NEs 1,048 

tLenox St. (for. 113), NEs 1,620 

tLenox St. (for. 115), NEs 962 

Linden Ave. (for. 6-8), Ss 2,520 

Linden Ave., NWs (rear of 63-65 

Linden Park St.) 4,934 

Linden Park St. (for. 102), SWs 1,218 

Linwood St., NEs, rear 4,698 

tLogan St., Lot 2, SWs 5,179 

tLogan St., Lot 3, SWs 4,619 

tLogan St., Lot 4, SWs 4,172 

Logan St., Lots 8 & 10 3,988 

Madison St. (for. 7), NEs 1,875 

*19 Madison St., NEs (2-story 

frame) 1,875 

Madison St. (for. 23), NEs 1,926 

Marble St. (for. 5), Ss 1,325 

Marble St. (for. 8), SWs 1,399 

Marble St. (for. 9). SWs 1,375 

Marble St. (for. 10), SWs 1,409 

*17 Morley St. (3-story brick).... 1,300 

Newbern Ct., NWs 881 

Newbern St. (for. 17), NWs 740 

*19 Newbern St. (4-story brick), 

NWs 2,377 

Newbern St. (for. 26), Es 905 

Newbern St. (for. 28), Es 894 

Newland St. (for. 18), SEs 822 

Newland St. (for. 20), SEs 799 

Newland St. (for. 23), NWs (W. 

Cor. Fabin St.) 900 

Norfolk St. (for. 32), NEs 879 

Northampton St. (for. 180), SWs 1,652 

tNorthfield St. (for. 18), NEs... 1 012 

tNorthfield St. (for. 29), SWs.... 850 

tNorthfield St. (for. 35), SWs.... 961 

tNorthfield St. (for. 37), SWs.... 961 

tNorthfield St. (for. 41), SWs 962 

tNorthfield St. (for. 48), NEs.... 1,008 

tNorthfield St. (for. 50), NEs.... 1,008 

*54 Northfield St., NEs 1,008 

tNorthfield St. (for. 58), NEs.... 1,007 

tNorthfield St. (for. 60), NEs... 1,007 

tNorthfield St. (for. 62), NEs.... 1,006 

tNorthfield St. (for. 64), NEs... 1,006 

tNorthfield St. (for. 67-69), SWs 1,732 

tNorthfield St. (for. 71), SWs.... 1,100 

tNorthfield St. (for. 75), SWs.... 1,040 
Oakland St. ffor. 1 & 3), NEs 

(Ne of Washington St.) 10,768 

Percy PI. (for. 1 & 2), Ws at end 3,175 

Rockledge St., Lot 19, SWs 1,921 

Rockledge St., Lot 20, SWs 2,043 

Rockledge St., Lot 21, SWs 10,800 

Roxbury St. (for. 99), NEs 2,765 

Roxbury St. (for. 103), NEs 2,302 

Ruggles St., Lot A, NEs 2,137 

Ruggles St., Lot B, NEs 2,137 

Ruggles St., Lot C, NEs 1,948 

Ruggles St., Lot D, NEs 1,903 

Ruggles St., Lot E, NEs 1,575 

Ruggles St., Lot F, NEs 1,575 

Ruggles St. (for. 99 & 99a), Ns.... 1,503 

Ruggles St. (for. 107), Ns 1,466 

St. Francis de Sales St., SWs 857 

St. Francis de Sales St. (for. 7), 

SWs 3,097 

Shawmut Ave., SEs 2 492 

Shawmut Ave. (for. 510 & 512), 

, SEs 1,160 

tSmith Ave. (for. 1), SEs 1,420 

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Assessed 
Value 

81,100 

1,100 

1,100 

1,200 

1,100 

1,100 

1,200 

1,200 

1,200 

1,200 

1,000 

900 

1,500 

400 

400 

400 

400 

700 

1,300 

1,000 

1,000 

1,700 

1,000 

800 

1,200 
700 
900 

2,600 
700 
600 

1,000 
700 

1,700 

1,600 

900 

1,000 

1,000 

1,000 

3,300 

400 

400 

7,000 
500 
400 
900 
900 

900 

400 
2,600 
800 
700 
800 
800 
800 
800 
800 

800 

800 
800 
800 
1,400 
1,900 
800 

3,800 
1,900 
200 
200 
1,100 
2,800 
2,100 
1,600 
1,600 
1,400 
1,400 
1,100 
1,100 
1,100 
1,000 
300 

1,100 
4,400 

2,000 
700 



WARD 9.— Continued 

Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 

Smith Ave. (for. 4), NWs 1,237 $600 

Smith Ave., Lot 5, NWs 1,253 600 

Smith Ave. (for. 6), NWs 1,233 600 

Smith Ave. (for. 8), NWs 1,167 600 

Sterling St., SWs 1,015 700 

Sterling St. (for. 35), NEs 1,004 800 

Sterling St. (for. 37), NEs 1,021 800 

Sterling St. (for. 41), NEs 1,012 800 

Sterling St. (for. 59), NEs 2,160 800 

Sterling St. (for. 66), SWs 1,950 1,400 

*77 Sterling St. (3-story brick), 

NEs 1,615 2,500 

*82 Sterling St., SWs 1,789 

*105 Sterling St. (3-story brick), 

NEs 940 3,700 

*107 Sterling St. (3-story brick), 

NEs 1,338 3,700 

Sterling St. (for.. 142-144-146- 

148), SWs 3,039 2,700 

Stevens St. (for. 3), SWs 728 700 

Stevens St. (for. 4), SWs 728 700 

Sumner PI. (for. 1), SWs 5,789 4,100 

Sussex St., SWs 1,008 400 

Tremont St. (for. 1082-1084), 

SEs 1,325 2,700 

*1 Vernon Ct. (2-story frame), 

SWs at end 1,073 1,100 

Vernon St. (rear of 76), SWs 1,914 800 

Vernon St. (for. 107-109), rear.... 2,163 600 

Warwick St. (for. 25), NWs 1,462 1,200 

W cor. of Weston St 1,440 1,000 

Washington St., Lot 66, SEs 1,681 700 

Washington St., Lot 67, SEs 1,811 700 

Washington St., Lot 68, SEs 3,493 1,200 

*2491-2497 Washington St. (4- 

story brick), NWs 2,308 8,500 

Washington St., Lot E, NWs 

(rear of 2679)..... 214 100 

Washington St. (for. 2592-2604- ' 
2606-2606A), Es (jctn Circuit 

St.) 9,003 4,000 

Washington St. (for. 2611-2613), 

NWs (W cor. of Juniper Ter.) 1,052 1,000 

Washington St. (for. 2616), Es.... 1,055 500 

Washington St. (for. 2618), Es.... 1,104 600 

Washington St. (for. 2620), SEs 1,210 600 

Washington St. (for. 2624), Es.... 1,407 900 

Washington St. (for. 2644), SEs 2,445 900 
West Springfield St. (for. 93), 

NEs 987 1,500 

West Springfield St. (for. 95), 

NEs -998 1,700 

Westminster St., NWs 2,000 1,600 

Westminster St., NWs, rear 342 200 

Westminster St., NWs, rear 342 200 

Westminster St., NWs, rear 342 200 

*17 & 17A Westminster St., 

NWs 1,149 

Westminster St. (for. 51), NWs.. 1,045 800 

Westminster St. (for. 72), SEs.... 1,700 1,300 
*9 Weston St. (3-story brick), 

NEs 1,000 3,500 

*11 Weston St. (3-story brick), 

NWs 800 3,300 

*13 Weston St. (3-story brick), 

NEs 900 4,000 

Weston St. (for. 43), NEs 1,600 900 

Williams Street Ter. (for. 1), 

NEs 516 300 

Williams Street Ter. (for. 3), NEs 783 400 
Williams Street Ter. (for. 5), 

NEs 767 400 

Windsor St., NEs, rear 3,036 1,200 

Windsor St. (for. 27), NEs 1,730 1,600 

*63 Windsor St., NEs (3-story 

brick) 1,680 2,000 

Winthrop PL, NEs 3,331 1,000 

Winthrop PI. (for. 5), NEs 1,871 900 

Woodbury St. (for. 6), SWs 600 500 

Woodbury St. (for. 7), NEs 600 500 

Woodbury St. (for. 8) , SWs 600 600 

Woodbury St. (for. 9) , NEs 600 600 

Woodbury St. (for. 11), NEs "600 500 

Woodbury St. (for. 13), NEs 600 500 

Woodbury St. (for. 15), NEs 600 500 

Woodbury St. (for. 16), SWs 600 600 

Woodbury St. (for. 17), NEs ' 600 500 

Woodbury St. (for. 19), NEs 600 500 

Woodbury St. (for. 20), SWs 750 800 

Woodbury St. (for. 22), SWs 600 600 

Woodbury St. (for. 23), NEs 600 . 500 

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WARD 9.— Continued 

Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq Ft. Value 

Woodbury St. (for. 24), SWs GOO 35600 

"Woodbury St. (for. 25), NEs 600 500 

Woodbury St. (for. 26), SWs 600 000 

Woodbury St. (for. 30), SWs 750 700 

WARD 10. 

Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 

Arklow St., Ns 3,214 $600 

Ashley St., Es 565 200 

Bucknam St., Lot 45, Es 3 702 600 

Bucknam St., Lot 46, Es 3,150 500 

Bucknam St., Lot 47, SEs.... 3,176 500 

Bucknam St., Lot 48 SEs.. 3,171 500 

Bucknam St., Lot 49, Es 3,165 500 

Bucknam St., Lot 50, Es 3,159 500 

Bucknam St., Lot 51, Es 3,153 500 

Burney St., Lot 11, NWs 2,975 2,000 

Bynner St., Lot 12, Ns 4,415 1,300 

Bynner St., Lot 12, Ns 4,415 1,300 

Calumet St., Lot 8, NEs 3,977 800 

Calumet St. Lot 14, Ws 3,810 800 

Calumet St., Lot 15, Ws 3,640 700 

tCalumet St. (for. 47-47A), 

SWs (S cor. of Darling St.) 1,415 600 

tCalumet St. (for. 49), Ss .... 2,127 600 

Copenger St., Lot 2, SWs 3,000 500 

Copenger St., Lot 3, SWs 3,000 500 

Copenger St., Lot 4, NEs 3,000 500 

Copenger St., Lot 5 NEs 3 000 500 

Ellingwood St., Lot A, NEs.. 1,950 300 

Ellingwood St., Lot B, NEs.. 1,950 300 

Ellingwood St., Lot 77, SWs.. 3,810 800 

Ellingwood St., Lot 78, SWs.. 3,762 800 

Ellingwood St., Lot 82, SWs.. 4,030 300 

Ellingwood St., Lot 84, SWs.. 4,822 500 

Ellingwood St., Lot 85, SWs.. 6,785 700 

Ellingwood St., Lot 86, Es 4,137 500 

Ellingwood St., Lot 92, NEs.. 3,900 800 

Ellingwood St., Lot 93, NEs.. 3,900 600 

Fisher Ave., NEs 3,915 400 

Fisher Ave., NEs 4,186 300 

-Fisher Ave., Lot 1, SWs 4,876 1,200 

Fisher Ave., Lot 20, SWs 3,049 800 

Fisher Ave., Lot 22, SWs 2,925 700 

Fisher Ave., Lot 24, NEs 3,420 500 

Fisher Ave., Lot 28, SWs 3,073 700 

Fisher Ave., Lot 31 4,066 600 

Fisher Ave., Lot 34, SWs 4,794 1,000 

Fisher Ave. Lot 35, SWs 2,371 600 

Fisher Ave., Lot 70, NWs 4,348 900 

Fisher Ave., Lot 100, Ws 4,234 1,100 

Fisher Ave., Lot 122, NEs 3,839 300 

Fisher Ave. (for. 126), SWs.. 7,972 2,000 
Fisher Ave. (for 143), NEs 

pt. of Lot 3 12,624 1,000 

Gay Head St., Es 4,368 700 

Hayden St., SEs 3,630 400 

Hayden St., Lot 2, NWs (W 

cor. of Fisher Ave.) 5,214 1,300 

Hayden St., Lot 3, NWs 4,004 1,000 

Hayden St., Lot 4, NWs 4,060 1,000 

Heath St., NEs, rear 2,000 300 

Heath St., Lot 65, NEs 5,697 1,700 

Hillside St., Lot 16, Ss 3,600 900 

Hillside St., Lot 17, SWs 3,600 500 

Iroquois St., Lot 30, NEs (c 

of Darling St.) 2,685 500 

Iroquois St., Lot 48, NEs 3,520 900 

Iroquois St., Lot 90, SWs 3,833 500 

Iroquois St., Lot 91, SWs 3,792 700 

Kenney St., NEs 2,976 700 

Lamartine St. (for. 61, 63 & 

65), NWs 3,328 5,000 

Lawn St., SEs 3,073 500 

Lawn St. Ws 2,272 600 

Lawn St., Lot 7, NEs 4,537 900 

Lawn St., Lot 8, NEs 2,868 300 

Lawn St., Lot 10, NEs 2,972 600 

Lawn St. (for. 66 & 68), 

SWs 5,390 1,100 

Mission St., Lot 128, NWs.... 3,200 600 
New Heath St. (for. 50-50A- 

52), SWs 2,958 1,600 

Nira Ave., Lot 19 NEs 2,450 200 

Nira Ave., Lot 20, NEs 2,450 200 

Nira Ave., Lot 21, NEs 2,450 200 

Parker Hill Ave., Lot 14, Es 6,665 700 

t Reserved 



WARD 10.— Continued 

Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 

Parker Hill Ave., Lot 15, Es.. 5,764 $600 

Parker St., Lot 3, Ws 3,598 700 

*754R Parker St., Es rear 

2-V-story frame) 1,620 3,000 

*756-756A Parker St., Es (3- 

story frame) 1,922 6,500 

Parker St. (for. 794), SEs.... 5,526 1,100 

tParker St. (for. 964), Es.... 1,617 900 

Parkton Rd., Lot 28, Ws 3,765 1,000 

Priesing St., Ns 889 300 

Priesing St., Lot 7, Ns 3,659 900 

Sachem St., NEs (N cor. of 

Parker Hill Ave.) 7,064 700 

Sachem St., Ns 316 100 

Sachem St., NEs (N cor. of 

Wait St.) 954 300 

Sachem St., Lot 27A, Ss 3,100 600 

Sachem St., Lot 28A, Ss 2,620 500 

Sachem St., Lot 29, SWs (S 

cor. Darling St.) 2,735 500 

Sewall St., Lot 5, SEs 762 200 

Sewall St., Lot 6, SEs 1,094 300 

Sewall St., Lot 7, NEs 1,004 300 

Sewall St., Lot 8, SEs 1,004 100 

Sewall St., Lot 9, SEs 1,004 100 

Stockwell St., Lot 47, NEs 

(E cor. of Mission St.) 5,933 1,800 

Terrace St., Ws (NW cor. of 

Gore St.) 8,907 4,900 

Terrace St. (for. 44), SEs.... 1,163 500 

Terrace St. (for. 46), SEs 1,150 500 

Terrace St. (for. 68), SEs.... 554 100 
Terrace St. (for. 72), SEs 

(E cor. of Parker Place).... 1,506 300 

Terrace St. (for 90), Es 2,077 300 

Tremont St., Lot B, SWs 

(about No. 1490-1500) 15,441 12,200 

Wensley St., NEs 19,309 5,800 

Wensley St., NEs 2,331 500 

Wensley St., Lot 5 NEs 2,422 500 

Wensley St., Lot 6, NEs 3,382 800 

Wensley St., Lot 12, NEs 3,411 700 

Wensley St., Lot 16, NEs 3,454 900 

Wensley St., Lot 41, NEs 4,632 900 

Wensley St. (for. 28 & 30), 

SWs 3,260 800 

Wensley St. (for. 32-34), 

SWs 3,260 800 



WARD 11. 

Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 

Amory St., Ss 2,420 $600 

Amory St., Ss 3 210 800 

Amory St. SEs 3,030 800 

t*286 Amory St., SEs, (3-story 

frame) 2,964 2,300 

Amory St. (for. 388-390) 3,093 900 

Amory St. (for. 396), SEs.... 1,060 400 

Amory St. (for. 398), SEs.... 1,000 400 

Anita Terrace (for. 6), SEs.. 1,000 500 

Beech Glen St., Lot A, Ns 18,195 2,000 

Brinton St., Lot 3C, SEs 17,216 2 500 

Brookley Rd., Lot 88, SWs 4,000 *600 

Call St., Lot C, Es 4,760 700 

Call St., Lot F 4,063 700 

Carnes PI. (for. 1-5, inc.), 

SEs & NWs (E & N cor. 

Anita Terrace) 5,490 1,600 

Cedar Pk., Lot A, NWs at 

„ an & Ie 7,068 1,100 

Cedar St., Lot B, NEs rear.... 7 643 800 

Cedar St., Lot E. NEs rear.... 7,477 700 

Cedar St. (for. 70), SWs 27,737 1,900 

Cedar St. (for. 74), Ws 15,584 1,900 

Centre Street Ter., Lot 3, SEs 5,951 600 

Centre Street Ter., Lot 4, SEs 5,504 600 

Codman PI. (for. 4), Ss 1,498 200 

Dalrymple St., Lot B, NWs, 

rear 3,427 600 

Dungarven Rd., Lot 26, SEs.. 3,110 300 

Dungarven Rd., Lot 27, SEs.. 3,700 400 

Dungarven Rd., Lot 28, SEs.... 4,850 500 

Dungarven Rd., Lot 29, SEs.... 3,965 400 

Egleston St., SEs 180 100 

Ellis St. (for. 17), NEs 13,126 2,600 

Forest Hills St., W s, rear.... 20,000 1,200 

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WARD 11.— Continued 

Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 
Forest Hills St. (for. 117), 

Ws 25,216 $5,000 

Fort Ave., Lot 22, SWs 1,640 500 

Fort Ave., Lot 23, SWs 1,660 500 

Fort Ave. (for. 67) NEs 1,606 600 

Gartland St., Lot 2i, NEs.... 4,152 600 

Germania St., SWs 188 100 

Hall St., Ns 4,500 1,000 

Harrishof St., Lot 6, NEs 5,675 1,000 

Harrishof St., Lot 7, NEs.... 4,292 600 

Hawthorne St.. Lot A, NWs.. 5,438 600 

Hawthorne St., Lot B, NWs.. 5,615 600 

Highland St., Es 49,118 2,500 

*137 Highland St., Ws (3- 

family brown stone) 1,979 1,500 

Highland St. (for. 185), NWs 6,067 1,500 

Highland St. (for. 273), NEs 3,747 1,500 

Highland St. (for. 275), NEs 1,592 600 

Lambert Ave., Lot B, NWs.... 9,000 1,400 

Lennoco Rd., Lot 11, SEs 5,000 300 

tLennoeo Rd., Lot 19, NWs 4,500 700 

Lourdes Ave., Lot D, Ws 6,244 600 

Lourdes Ave. Lot 7, Ss 13,598 1,100 

Marcella St. (for. 55), Es 3,920 1,200 

Marcella St. (for. 105), NEs 2,202 600 

Marmion St., SEs 686 100 

Meehan St. (for. 9), Ws 1,164 200 

]Vr>nton St., SWs (adjoining 

5) 2,341 400 

Montebello Rd., Ns 5,625 1,100 

Newark St. (for. 1, 3 & 5), 

SEs 3,519 900 

Notre Dame St., NWs 2,982 600 

Notre Dame St., SEs 2,975 600 

Notre Dame St. (for. 6), SEs 2,975 700 
Notre Dame St. (for. 22), 

SEs 2,975 600 

Notre Dame St. (for. 32-34), 

SEs 2,975 600 

Ophir St., Lot 3, NEs 19,000 3,500 

fOphir St., Lot 6, SWs 4,831 700 

Orehardhill Rd., Lot 7, SWs.... 4,950 200 

Orchardhill Rd., Lot 8, Ws 3,420 200 

Orehardhill Rd., Lot 9, Es 5,618 300 

Orchardhill Rd., Lot 10, Es.... 5,286 200 

Rocky Nook Terr., Lot 10 Es 6,530 1,000 

Rosemary St., Ss .' 3,970 700 

Rosemary St., Lot 6, Ns 3,888 800 

Rosemary St., Lot 7, Ns 3,888 700 

Rosemary St., Lot 8, Ns 3,930 700 

Rosemary St., Lot 9, Ns 3,930 700 

St. Rose St., Lot 30, SEs 5,540 1,000 

School St., Ss 6,000 1,100 

South St., Ws rear 5,280 1,000 

Stedman St., Lot 12, SEs 3,600 700 

Stedman St., Lot 25, SEs 3,747 600 

Thornton PL, Lot 16, SWs 3,294 500 

Thornton St. (for. 95 rear), 

NWs 29,087 5,800 

*143 Thornton St., NWs (3- 

story frame) 2,793 

Thwing St. Ws at end (ad- 
joining 1, Mulvey Ter.) 8,400 1,700 

Tower St., NEs 264 100 

Tower St., Lot 222, NEs 3,520 1,600 

Tower St., NEs (adj. to 36) 180 100 

Union Ave., Lot M, NWs rear 3,010 800 

Union Ave., NWs, rear 8,862 1,300 

Union Ave., Lot G, NWs 3,280 800 

Vale St. (for. 32), SWs 1,975 600 

Valentine St. (for. 19), SWs.. 1,192 1,000 

Valentine St (for. 21), SWs 1,169 1,000 

Washington St., SEs 4,000 1,200 

Washington St., Lot 20 SEs 2,000 300 

Washington St., Lot 21, SEs 2,000 300 

Washington St., Lot 22, SEs 2,000 200 

Washington St., Lot 23, SEs 2,000 300 

Washington St., Lot 46, NWs 2,500 
Washington St. (for. 2783- 

2785), NWs 5,090 2,500 

Washington St. (for. 2802- 

2802J-), SEs 5,151 3,100 

f *2828 & 2830 Washington St., 

SEs (3-storv brick and 2- 

story frame) 2,750 3,700 

Washington St. (for. 2886), 

SEs 10,878 3,000 

Washington St. (for. 2938 

and 2940), SEs 2,000 800 

* Land and Building t Reserved 



WARD 11.— Continued 

Land 

Area Assessed 
Location Sq. Ft. Value 

Washington St., SEs (adj. 

2938-2940) 1,000 $500 

Washington St. (for. 2943), 

NEs 2,500 800 

Washington St. (for. 2947), 

NWs 2,600 800 

Washington St. (for. 2949), 

NWs 2,400 700 

Washington St. (for. 2952- 

2954), SEs 4,000 1200 

*2824 & 2826 Washington St., 

SEs (3-story brick, 3 story 

frame at rear) 2,750 3,700 

Weld Hill St., Lot 108, NEs.. 3,500 1,000 
Woodlawn St., Lot 139, SWs 3,500 700 

Woodlawn St., Lot 139, SWs.. 3 500 700 

Woodlawn St., Lot 148, SWs.. 3,500 500 

Woodlawn St., Lot 150, SWs.. 3,500 700 

Woodside Ave., Lot D, NEs, 



2,472 



700 



WARD 12. 



Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 

Abbotsford St., NEs 13,323 $2,400 

t Akron St., Lot A, Ss (SEc 

Alpine 4,888 800 

Alpine Ter., Lot B, NEs 902 200 

Alpine Ter. (for. 5), NEs 1,165 200 

Alpine St. (for. 5 and 7), 

NWs 2,900 600 

Alpine St (for. 33), Ws 2,607 500 

*57 Alpine St., SWs (li story 

wooden frame) 3,125 1,100 

*1 and 3 Bowditch Ct., Ns 

(3-story frame) 1,400 2,500 

Bower St. (for. 9), NEs 1,200 200 

Bower St. (for. 11) NEs 1,200 200 

Bower St. (for. 13), NEs 1,200 200 

Brookledge St., NEs 9,600 4,800 

tBuena Vista St. (for. 1), 

Ns 80,000 12,000 

Circuit St. (for. 59 1st rear 

and 2nd rear), NEs 4,500 500 

Cliff St., Lot B2, NEs 11,763 3,400 

Cliff St. (for. 36), SWs 2,100 300 

Cliff St. (for. 40), SWs 4,330 400 

Crestwood Park, SEs 5,246 1,000 

Crestwood Park, SEs 5,246 1,000 

Dale St. (for. 12), Ss 1,729 600 

Edgewood St., NEs 321 100 

Edgewood St., NEs 3,712 400 

Edgewood St., Lot 5, Ns 5,286 600 

Gaston St., Lot C. Ss 1,100 500 

Glenbourne St., NEs 790 400 

Harold St., Es 3,660 1,500 

Hazel Pk., rear from NWs.... 2,242 100 

Hazelwood St., NWs, rear.... 5,699 1,000 

Hollander St. (for. 61), NEs 3,250 1,300 

Holworthy St., Lot E. NEs.... 4,900 500 

Holworthy St., Lot F., NEs.. 4,900 500 

Holworthy St., Lot G, NEs.... 4,900 500 

Holworthy St., Lot H, NEs.... 4,700 500 

Holworthy St., Lot 2, SWs.... 10,800 1,000 

Holworthy St., Lot 3, SWs.... 11,153 1,000 

Homestead St., SWs 4,118 1,700 

Intervale St. (for. 12), Ns 4,983 2,000 

Laurel St. (for. 33 & 35), 

NWs 3,777 1,500 

Montrose St., Ns (NE cor. 

Warren St.) 13,535 7,000 

Munroe St., Lot 7A, SWs 6,844 700 

Munroe St., Lot 7C, SWs 3,235 300 

Nazing St., Lot 16, SWs 5,557 2,300 

Rockland PI. (for. 7), NEs.... 2,848 900 
Rockland PI. (for. 8), NEs at 

end 2,594 800 

Rockland Ave. (for. 16), SEs 2,161 600 

Rockland St. (for. 53-55), Ns 4,720 900 

St. James St., SWs 7,072 1,600 

St. James St., SWs (S cor. 

Danforth PI.) 10,959 2,200 

Seaver St. Lot A, NEs 2,373 1,800 

Sherman St. (for. 20 & 22), 

Es (SE cor. of 14 and 16 

Dale St.) 2,140 700 

Sonoma St., Lot 3, Ns rear.. 315 100 

Walnut Ave., Lot 2, SEs 5,009 1,800 



* Land and Building 



t Reserved 



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WARD 12.— Continued 

Land 

Area Assessed 
Location Sq. Ft. Value 

Walnut Ave., Lot 3, SEs 5,755 $2,300 

Walnut Ave., Lot 3, Ss (SE 

cor. Bower St.) 5,606 2,800 

Walnut Ave. (for. 183), NWs 43,909 8,800 
Walnut Ave. (for. 213), NWs 4,403 1,800 

Walnut Ave., Ss rear 643 200 

Warren St. (for. 237), Ws.... 1,574 800 

*239 Warren St. (4-story 

brick masonry front), Ws.. 1,591 800 

Warren St. (between 476-486) 3,455 2,000 
*217 Warren St. (3 -story 

frame) 5,325 5,000 

Washington St. (for. 2576- 

2582), Es 9,072 2,700 

tWinthrop St. (for. 18), NEs 

(N cor. of Kearsarge Ave.) 7,055 1,400 



WARD 13. 

Land 

Area. Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 

Adrian St., Lot 3, NEs 2,464 $200 

Adrian St., Lot 10, SWs 2,300 200 

Adrian St., Lot 4, NEs 2,359 200 

Adrian St., Lot 9, SWs 2,416 200 

Adrian St. Lot 10, SWs 2,300 200 

Adrian St., Lot 11, SWs 2,300 200 

Adrian St., Lot 13, Ss 2,301 600 

Alexander St. (for. 119), 

NWs 4,337 800 

Bakersfield St., Ws 2,108 800 

Brook Ave., Ws 14,300 1,400 

Brook Ave. (for. 102), NWs 1,900 700 

Dacia St., Lot 5, NWs 3,111 500 

Dacia St., Lot 6, NWs 2,815 400 

Dacia St., Lot 7, NWs (N cor. 

Adrian St.) 2,629 400 

Dacia St. (for. 49), SEs 2,297 800 

Danube St., SEs 1,617 600 

Fairbury St. (for. 28), Ns.... 1,150 500 

Grampian Way, Lot A, Ns.... 1,600 200 

Ingleside St., Ns 2,300 1,000 

Ingleside St., Ns 468 100 

Ingleside St., Lot 18, NEs 2,185 300 

Judson St., Es 3,249 600 

Lasell Park, Lot 4, Ws 6,050 600 

Lasell Park, Lot 5, Ws 6,340 600 

Lasell Park, Lot 6, Ws 9,700 1,000 

Lasell Park, Lot 7, Es 5,770 600 

Lasell Park, Lot 8, Es 5,770 600 

Lasell Park, Lot 9, Es 20,500 800 

*167 Magnolia St., NWs (21- 
story frame) 3,694 3,000 

Moseley St., NWs 18,232 2,700 

Moseley St., Lot 3, NWs 10,961 1,500 

Mount Vernon St., SWs 90 100 

Old Colcny Parkway, Es, rear 5,200 100 

Rand Place, Ss..' 7,000 1,000 

Rand St., Es 3,574 600 

Rand St., Es 4,788 700 

Sargent St. Ws rear (front- 
ing on Woodledge St.) 7,850 400 

Sargent St., SWs, rear 10,276 200 

Savin Hill Ave., Es 21,012 2,000 

Savin Hill Ave., SEs (S cor. 

of Napier Pk.) 995 234 

Sawyer Ave., Lot C, SWs 4,162 400 

Spring-dale St., NEs (E cor. 

of Hubbardston Rd.) 2,700 300 

Sydney St., NWs 363 100 

Sydney St., Ws 6,817 1,700 

U. S. Bulkhead Line, NEs.... 5.000 100 

Victor St. (for. 5) Ws 2,564 800 

West Cottage St., Lot C, Ss, 

rear 2,470 400 

Woodcliff St., NEs 3,200 300 

Woodcliff St. (for. 70), Ns.... 3,055 600 

Woodford St., Lot 20, SWs.... 7,381 800 
Woodledge St., NEs, rear at 

end 11,600 600 

Woodledge St., Lot G, Ws 

rear 3,066 200 



* Land and Building 



"I' Reserved 



WARD 14. 

Land 
Area 

Location Sq. Ft. 

Ballou Ave., SEs 3,392 

Ballou Ave., Lot C, SWs 5,115 

Ballou Ave., Lot D, SWs 1,995 

Ballou Ave., Lot 1, Ws 4,160 

tBilodeau Rd., Lot H, NWs.... 2,087 

Brunswick St., NEs 7,000 

Brunswick St., Lot B, NEs.... 4,123 

Brunswick St., Lot 41, SWs.... 3,700 

Brunswick St., Lot 42, SWs.... 4,206 

Brunswick St., Lot 43, SWS.... 3,700 

Brunswick St., Lot 46, SWs.... 3,700 

Brunswick St., Lot 45, SWs.... 3,700 

Brunswick St., Lot 46,SWs.... 3,700 

Brunswick St., Lot 47, SWs.... 3,700 

Brunswick St., Lot 48, SWs.... 3,700 
Callender St. (W pt. Lot 3), 

Es 1,021 

Castlegate Rd., NEs 3,442 

Cedar Ave., Lot 20, Ns 6,130 

Cedar Ave., Lot 21, Ns 7,070 

Cedar Ave., Lot 22, Ns 6,160 

Cedar Ave., Lot 23, Ns 5,640 

Cedar Ave., Lot 24, Ns 5,010 

Cedar Ave., Lot 25, Ns 5,220 

Cedar Ave., Lot 26, Ns 5,580 

Cedar Ave., Lot 27, Ns 6,060 

Cedar Ave., Lot 28, Ns 5,550 

Cedar Ave., Lot 29, Ns 5,607 

Cedar Ave., Lot 30, Ns 5,775 

Cedar Ave., Lot 31, Ns 5,740 

Cedar Ave., Lot 32, Ns 7,380 

Cedar Ave., Lot 40, Ss 4,970 

Cedav Ave., Lot 41, Ss 5,540 

Cedar Ave., Lot 42, Ss 4,970 

Cedar Ave., Lot 43A, Ss 4,660 

Cedar Ave., Lot 44B SWs.... 2,000 

Charlotte St., Es 196 

Columbia Pk., SEs 1,761 

Columbia Pk., Lot 6, SEs 3,175 

Ellington St. (for. 112-114), 

Ns 4,000 

Geneva Ave., Lot Kl, NEs.. 20,382 

Geneva Ave., Lot 2, SWs 4,783 

Geneva Ave., Lot 3, SWs 4,906 

Geneva Ave. Lot 4, SWs 5,561 

Geneva Ave., Lot 5, SWs 5,617 

Geneva Ave., Lot 7, SWs 5,050 

Geneva Ave., Lot 8, SWs 4,571 

Geneva Ave., Lot 9, SWs 4,865 

Geneva Ave., lot 14, SWs 5,136 

Geneva Ave., Lot 15, SWs 5,767 

Geneva Ave. (for. 195), Ss 3,599 

Geneva Ave., Ss 7,754 

Gleason St., Es 13,725 

Grenwood St. (for. 140), Es.. 4,998 

Hamilton Ter., Lot 10, NEs.. 5,743 

Hamilton Ter., Lot 12, SWs.. 3,971 

Hamilton Ter., Lot 13, SWs.. 4,046 

Hamilton Ter., Lot 14, SWs.. 4,341 

Hannon St., NWs, Lot 6 110 

Hannon St., Lot 7 1,544 

Hannon St., Lot 17 4,202 

Harvard St., Ss 890 

Harvard St. (for. 418), Es.... 4,452 

Helon St., Lot 5, Ss 2,555 

Hosmer St. (Part Lot C), 

NEs 562 

Iola St., Lot 16B, Ws 1,660 

Iola St., Lot 17A, Ws 1,660 

Iola St., Lot 17B, Ws 1,660 

Jacob St., Es 3,117 

Jacob St., Lot A SEs 4,910 

Jacob St., Lot B, SEs 5,361 

Jacob St., Lot 2, SWS 2,808 

Jacob St., Lot 3, Ws 4,038 

Jacob St., Lot 4, Ws 4,089 

Jacob St., Lot 5, Ws 4,027 

Jacob St., Lot 6, Ws 4,076 

Jacob St., Lot 7, Ws 4,196 

Jacob St., Lot 8, Ws 3,976 

Jacob St., Lot 9, Ws 4,192 

Jacob St., Lot 13, SEs 4,369 

Jacob St., Lot 14, SEs 3,986 

Landor Rd. (for. 13), Ss 2,724 

Lawrence Ave., Lot A2, SWs 4,892 

Lawrence Ave., Lot B, NEs.... 1,021 

Lawrence Ave. Lot C, SWs.. 1,350 

Magnolia St., Lot 4, NWs 4,243 

Magnolia St. (Part Lot 11), 

SWs 4,174 

t Reserved 



Value 
$500 
1,000 
300 
400 
300 
700 
600 
400 
400 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 

200 

1,000 
200 
300 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
300 
200 
300 
200 
200 
100 
100 
400 
600 

1,000 

5,000 

200 

200 

200 

500 

1,000 

1,000 

1,000 

1,500 

1,700 

700 

1 500 

3,'800 

1,200 

1,100 

800 

800 

900 

100 

200 

400 

200 

1,600 

500 

100 
300 
300 
300 
300 

1,200 
800 
300 
400 
400 
400 
400 
400 
400 
400 
600 
600 
500 

1,500 
300 
400 

1,100 

400 



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WARD 14.— Continued 

Land 
Area 
Location Sq. Ft. 

Mascoma St., NWs 2,560 

Middleton St., SWs 2,506 

Morton St., Ws 130 

Mt. Bowdoin Ter., Lot G, 

SWs 15,374 

Normandy St., NWs, Lot 23 5,300 

Normandy St., Es 9,936 

Norweli St., Lot 39, Ws 2,683 

Norwell St., Ws, rear 400 

Oakhurst St. (Part Lot 46), 

SEs 3,750 

Oldfields St., NEs 9,882 

Oldfields St., Lot F2, SWs 5,995 

Olney St., SEs 300 

Ormond St., Lot A, Ns 5,048 

Ormond St., Lot B, Ns 5,000 

Ormond St., Lot C, Ns 4,580 

Ormond St., Lot 30, NEs 4,198 

Ormond St., Lot 34, NEs 5,711 

Ormond St., Lot 35, Es 5 489 

Ormond St., Lot 36, Es 6,118 

Ormond St., Lot 37, Es 6,801 

Ormond St. (for. 53), Es 4,066 

Quiney St., Lot A, Ss 6,266 

Rupert St., Ws 9,371 

Seaver St., Lot 20, NEs 7,300 

Seaver St., Lot 21, NEs 5 800 

Seaver St., Lot 22, NEs 5,600 

Rupert St., Ws 9 371 

Stanwood St., Lot 4, SEs, 

rear 8,938 

Theodore St., NWs 1,744 

Tonset St., Lot 1, Ns 3,230 

Tonset St., Lot 18A, NWs 1,475 

Tonset St., Lot 18B, NWs 1,684 

Tonset St., Lot 19A, NWs 1,893 

Tonset St., Lot 19B, NWs 2,101 

Tonset St., Lot 31A, NWs 1,825 

Tonset St., Lot 31B, NWs 1,667 

Tonset St., Lot 32A, NWs 1,585 

Tonset St., Lot 32B, NWs 1,279 

Tonset St., Lot 36, SEs 4,045 

Tonset St., Lot 37A SEs 2,024 

Tonset St., Lot 37B, SEs 2,025 

Tonset St., Lot 38, SEs 2,026 

Tonset St., Lot 38B, SEs 2,027 

Tonset St., Lot 39A, SEs 2,026 

Tonset St., Lot 39B, Ss 2,025 

Tonset St., W pt. Lot 40, Ss.... 2,022 

Tonset St., Lot 41A, SEs 2,021 

Tonset St., Lot 41B, SEs 2,020 

Tonset St., Lot 42A, SEs 2,019 

Tonset St., Lot 42B, SEs 2,018 

Tonset St., Lot 43A, SEs 2,017 

Tonset St., Lot 43B, SEs 2,016 

Tucker St., Lot 6, SEs 4,645 

Tucker St., Lot 7, SEs 4,544 

Tucker St., Lot 10, Es 4,070 

Washington Rd., Lot F rear, 

NEs 14,822 

Washington St., Lot C, SWs, 

rear 658 

Washington St. (for. 222) Es 9,005 

Westmore Rd., Lot 75, SEs.... 5,431 

Willowwood St., Lot B, Es.... 7,200 

Willowwood St., No. 108, Es.... 3,440 

Wilrose St. (for. 31), SWs.... 6,250 

Woodrow Ave., Ns 3,745 

Woodrow Ave., Lot 7, Ss 2,440 

Woodrow Ave., Lot 8, Ss 2,440 

Woodrow Ave. (for. 20-22-24- 

30 & 32), Ss 4,812 

WARD 15. 



Assessed 

Value 

$1,100 

300 

100 

2,100 

400 
600 
100 

400 
800 
600 
100 
300 
200 
200 
200 
300 
300 
400 
400 
600 
1,500 
500 



500 

700 
200 
800 
300 
300 
400 
400 
400 
300 
300 
300 
600 
300 
300 
300 
300 
300 
300 
300 
300 
300 
300 
300 
300 
300 
500 
500 
600 

1,000 

300 

1,400 
700 

1,000 
700 

1,800 
700 
700 
700 

1,700 



Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 

Bellevue St., Lot 2, NWs 7,500 $2,100 

Bowdoin St., NWs (between 

268-270) 3,000 1,700 

Bowdoin St. (for. 413-415) 

SEs 953 500 

tCassnet St., Es 4,804 500 

Clayton St., Ws (N Cor. 

Dickens St.) 2,908 200 

Coleman St. (for. 93), NWs.... 1,984 500 

Deer St., Lot B, Es 4,010 800 

Deer St., Lot C, Es 4,030 800 

Deer St. (for. 5), Ws 1,260 300 

t Reserved 



WARD 15.— Continued 

Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 

Deer St. (for. 7), Ws 1,260 $300 

Downer Ct., Lot B, NEs 45,983 4,900 

Dunn's Pk., NEs (N cor. of 

Deer St.) 3,970 600 

Dunn's Pk., SEs (W cor. of 

Deer St.) 9,500 1,400 

Everton St. (for. 10), NWs 3,301 1,000 

Fenton St., Ns 4,500 500 

Fenton St. (for. 9), Ss 3,200 400 

Fenton St., Lot 71, Ss 3,200 200 

Fernald Ter., Lot 26, Ss 2,937 900 

Fredonia St., Lot 9, Es 3,669 700 

Fredonia St., Lot 10, SWs 3,600 700 

Greenwich St., Ss 4,500 700 

Greenwich St., Lot 52, SEs.... 5,000 700 

tHancock St., Lot A-2, SWs... 35,853 4,400 

Hecla St. (for. 60), SEs 2,295 600 

Homes Ave., Lot D, SEs, rear 1,879 200 

Howe St., Lot 27, Ss 32,893 3,400 

Orchardfield St., Lot 165, Ns 480 100 

Payson Ave., SEs 590 100 

Quiney St., SWs 275 100 

Sayward St., Lot 9, SWs 8,073 2,000 

Westville St., Lot 3, Ns, rear 11,649 2,300 

WARD 16. 

Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 
Adanac Ter., Lot A, Ns at 

end 100 $100 

Adanac Terrace, Lot B, Ns 

at end 100 100 

Ashmont St., NWs 1,275 300 

Beach St., Lot E, SEs 3,940 700 

Beaufield St., Lot 11 70 100 

Coffey St., Ns 4,080 200 

Centre St., Ss 5,949 900 

Conley St., Ss 1,080 500 

Dorchester Ave. (between 

Nos. 1777-1799) Ws 3,739 1,200 

Dorchester Ave., Lot 2, SEs, 

rear 5,342 800 

Franconia St., Lot 121B, SEs 153 100 

Gibson St., NWs 425 100 

Gibson St., Lot 31, SEs 5,400 1,400 

Hill Top St., Lot 92, Ns 2,055 200 

Manor St., Lot 21, Ws 2,310 300 

Manor St., Lot 22, Ws 1,652 200 

Manor St., Lot 23, Ws 1,652 . 200 

Manor St., Lot 24, Ws 1,652 200 

Manor St., Lot 25, Ws 1,652 200 

Manor St., Lot 26, Ws 1,652 200 

Manor St., Lot 27, Ws 1,652 200 

Manor St., Lot 28, Ws 1,652 200 

Manor St., Lot 29, Ws 1,652 200 

Manor St., Lot 30, Ws 1,652 200 

Manor St., Lot 31, Ws 1,652 200 

Manor St., Lot 32, Ws 1,652 200 

Manor St., Lot 35, Ws 1,652 200 

Manor St., Lot 36, Ws 1,652 200 

Manor St., Lot 37, Ws 1,652 200 

MeKone St., Lot A, Es 6,006 900 

McKone St., Lot B, SWs 160 100 

Minot St., Ss (& including 

N end of Kenmore Rd.) 574 100 

Nahant Ave., SEs 3,163 500 

Neponset Ave., SWs (Sc of 

S. Monroe Ter.) 108 100 

Old Colony Ave. (Pt. of Lot 

7), Es 1,700 300 

Park St. (for. 107-107A), Ns 1,900 1,000 

Radford Lane, Ns 520 200 

Redfield St., Lot 15, Ss (SWc 

Walnut Street) 3,085 600 

Saco St., Lot 15 at end, Ss 5,517 900 

Shenandoah St., rear (Pt. 

Lot 14), Ns 378 100 

Talbot Ave., Lot 6, Ns (NWc 

Norwell St.) 2,274 1,100 

Van Winkle St., Ss 2,350 400 

WARD 17. 

Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 

Bloomfield St., Lot B, Ss 4,241 $1,300 

Burt St., Ns 1,380 300 

Butler St., Es rear 12,033 500 

t Reserved 



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WARD 17.— Continued 

Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 
Centre St., Lot 2, Ns (rear 

of 140-150) 7,271 $1,500 

Codman Hill Ave., Lot H3 

rear, Ns 430 100 

Medway St., Lot 101, NEs.... 7,325 200 

Nelson St., NEs 1,974 200 

Norwell St., Lot 14, Ws 2,382 500 

Paula Rd., Lot G2, Ws 1,248 100 

Paula Rd., Lot H, Ws 1,056 100 

Paula Rd., Lot Nl, SEs 1,960 200 

Paula Rd., Lot O, SEs 4,390 300 

Paula Rd., Lot P, SEs 3,710 300 

Paula Rd., Lot Q, SEs 4,015 300 

St. Gregory St., Lot 28, Ns 

rear 3,822 200 

School St., Ns 36 100 

Thane St. (for. 18) Ws 4,121 1,400 

Tonawanda St., Ss 4,500 500 

Wentworth St., NEs (Pt. of 

Lot 1) 7,526 1,500 

WARD 18. 

Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 

Acton St. (for. 2), SWs (S 

cor. Weston St.) 3,000 $300 

Acton St., Lot 114, NEs 2,290 100 

Agnes Ave., Lot 23, Ws 9,988 600 

Alabama St., Lot 1, NWs 1,868 500 

tAlabama St., Lots 1 & 2, 

NWs 4,165 200 

tAlabama St., Lots 3 & 4, 

NWs 3,200 200 

tAlabama St., Lots 4 & 5, 

SEs 8,000 200 

tAlabama St., Lots 5-6, NWs 

(N cor. of Messenger St.) 4,000 200 

tAlabama St., Lot 9, SEs 4,000 200 

tAlabama St., Lot 6, SEs 4,000 100 

Alabama St., Lot 7, SEs 4,000 100 

tAlabama St., Lots 7-8-9, 

NWs 4,800 100 

tAlabama St., Lot 9, NWs... 1,930 100 

tAlabama St., Lot 10, NWs.... 1,828 100 

tAlabama St., Lot 16, NWs... 4,000 300 
tAlabama St., Lots 19-20, 

NWs 4,000 100 

tAlabama St., Lots 21-22, 

NWs 4,000 200 

tAiaDama St., Lots 188, 381, 

382, 506, SEs (S cor. of 

Canaan St.) 8,000 200 

tAlabama St., Lot 389, SEs.. 2,000 100 

tAlabama St., Lot 390, SEe . 2,000 100 
tAlabama St., Lots 391-392, 

SEs 4,000 100 

tAlabama St., Lot 394, SEs... 2,000 100 

tAlabama St., Lot 396, SEs.... 2,000 100 

tAlabama St., Lot 398, SEs... 2,000 100 

tAlabama St., Lot 402, SEs ... 2,000 100 
tAlabama St., Lot 404, SEs 

(E cor. Croydon St.) 1,205 100 

tAlabama St., Lots 456, 457, 

456, SEs (S cor. Messenger 

St.) 6,000 200 

tAiaoama St., Lots 465, 466, 

467, 468, 469, 470, 471, 472, 

SEs 16,000 500 

tAlabama St., Lots 473-474, 

SEs 4,000 100 

tAiabama St., Lot 475, SEs ... 2,000 100 
tAlabama St., Lots 476-482, 

SEs 14,000 400 

tAlabama St., Lot 483 2,000 100 

tAlabama St., Lots 491, 492, 

493, NWs 6,000 200 

tAlabama St., Lots 494, 495, 

NWs 4,000 100 

tAlabama St., Lot 496, NWs 2,000 100 

tAlabama St., Lot 499, NWs 2,000 100 

tAlabama St., Lot 502, NWs 2,000 100 

tAlabama St., Lot 618, NWs 3,125 100 

Alpine St., Lot A, NEs 8,292 400 

Alpine St., Lot B, NEs 3,333 200 

Alpine St., Lot C, NEs 3,333 200 

Alpine St., Lot D, NEs 3,333 200 

Alpine St., Lot E, NEs 3,333 200 

Alpine St., Lot F, NEs 3,333 200 

t Reserved 



WARD 18.— Continued 

Land 
Area 

Location Sq. Ft. 

Alpine St., Lot G, NEs 3,333 

Alpine St., Lot H, NEs 3,333 

Alpine St., Lot 2, SWs 4,373 

Alpine St., Lot 3, SWs 4,375 

Alpine St., Lot 4, SWs 4,351 

Alpine St., Lot 5, SWs 4,329 

Alpine St., Lot 6, SWs 4,303 

Alpine St., Lot 7, SWs 4,240 

Alpine St., Lot 8, SWs 4,143 

Alpine St., Lot 9, SWs 4,045 

Alpine St., Lot 10, SWs 4,321 

Annafran St., Lot 563, SEs ... 1,600 

Arlington St., Lot 143, NEs.. 5,800 

Baldwin St., Lot 23, SWs 4,148 

Baldwin St., Lot 24, SWs 4,360 

Baldwin St., Lot 25, SWs 4,590 

Baldwin St., Lot 26, SWs 4,641 

Baldwin St., Lot 27, SWs 4,717 

Baldwin St., Lot 28, SWs 5,100 

Baldwin St., Lot 29, SWs 7,622 

Baldwin St., Lot 30, SWs (W 

cor. of Alpine Court) 4,998 

Baldwin St., Lot 31, SWs 4,674 

Beaver St., SEs 5,000 

Beech St., Lot 173, Es 4,860 

Beech St., Lot 174, NWs 5,225 

Beech St., Lot 267, Ws 4,500 

Beech St., Lot 268, Ws 4,500 

Beech St., Lot 269, Ws 4,500 

Beech St., Lot 272, Ws 4,500 

Beech St., Lot 273, Ws 7,296 

Beech St., Lot 274, Es 14,756 

Beech St., Lot 275, Es 11,204 

Beech St., Lot 276, Es 11,666 

Beech St., Lot 277, Es 10,268 

Beech St., Lot 278, Es 10,396 

Beech St., Lot 279, Es 10,531 

Beech St., Lot 280, Es 10,665 

Beech St., Lot 281, Es 10,800 

Beech St., Lot 282, Es 10,934 

Beech St., Lot 283, Es 11,009 

Beech St., Lot 284, Es 11,203 

Beech St., Lot 285, Es 10,783 

Birchcroft Rd., Lot 20, NEs.. 4,710 

Blanchard St., Lot 60, SEs... 4,900 

Blanchard St., Lot 61, SEs... 5,130 
Bradlee St., SWs (Part Lot 

87) 4,742 

Bradlee St., SWs, Lot 88 6,240 

Bradlee St., Lot 100-104, inc., 

Es 27 820 

Brook St., SEs ""."""......'..I.' 22,'500 

Brook St., Lot 79, SEs 6,815 

Buckingham St., NEs 6,115 

Buckingham St., Lot 38, NEs 10,710 
tCanaan St., Lots 35-42 inc., 

SWs 15,255 

tCanaan St., Lots 52 & 53, 

SWs 3,200 

tCanaan St., Lots 235-236, 

SWs 3,200 

Canaan St., Lots 300 & 446, 

NEs 4,000 

tCanaan St., Lots 339, 400, 

401, 402, 403, SWs 5,475 

tCanaan St., Lots 574, 575, 

SWs 5,434 

tCanaan St., Lots 613, 614, 

NEs 7,234 

tCanaan St., Lot 619, NEs.... 2,000 
tCanterbury St., SEs (S cor. 

Cummins Hwy.) 6,360 

Canterbury St., Lot 19, Ss ... 1,820 

Chesterfield St., Lot 27, NEs 6,114 

tChittiek Rd., Lot 97, SWs... 6,250 

tChittick Rd., Lot 98, SWs.... 6,250 

tChittiek Rd., Lot 99, SWs.... 6,250 
t Clifford St., SWs (E cor. of 

Hawthorne St.) 5,979 

tClifford St., Lot 244, SEs.... 6,000 

tClifford St., Lot 245, SEs.... 6,000 

tClifford St., Lot 246, SEs 6,000 

tColchester St. (for. Chester 

St.), Lot 315, SEs 6,000 

tColchester St., Lot 316, SEs 6,000 

tColchester St., Lot 318, SEs 6,000 

tColchester St., Lot 319, SEs 6,000 

tColorado St., Lot 4, SEs 9,090 

tColorado St., Lot 5, SEs 4,000 



Value 
$200 
200 
300 
300 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
100 
300 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
500 

200 

200 
300 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
300 
400 
400 
400 
400 
400 
400 
400 
400 
400 
400 
400 
400 
500 
100 
100 

200 
300 

600 

700 
300 



500 
100 



100 
100 
200 

100 

200 
100 

100 
200 
300 
400 
400 
400 

300 
300 
300 
300 

400 
400 
400 
400 
500 
400 



t Reserved 



FEBRUARY 10, 1958 



74 



WARD 18.- 



-Continued 

Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 
tColorado St., Lots 136-137, 

SEs 4,000 $100 

tColorado St., Lots 156-157- 

158, SEs 6,000 200 

tColorado St., Lots 166, 167, 

168, SEs 6,000 300 

tColorado St., Lots 171, 172, 

SEs 4,000 200 

tColorado St., Lots 181-182, 

SEs 4,000 200 

tColorado St., Lot 361, NWs 2,000 100 

tColorado St., Lot 362, NWs 2,000 100 
tColorado St., Lots 365, 366, 

NWs 4,000 100 

tColorado St., Lots 376, 377, 

378, NWs 6,000 200 

tColorado St., Lots 407, 408, 

NEs 4,000 100 

tColorado St., Lots 409, 410, 

NWs 4,000 100 

tColorado St., Lots 411, 412, 

NWs 4,000 100 

tColorado St., Lots 425, 426, 

427, 428, NWs 8,000 200 

tColorado St., Lots 444, 445, 

NWs 4,490 100 

Commodore Ter., Lot 4 3,778 400 

Commodore Terrace 3,500 400 

tCottage St., Lot 42, NEs 4,406 200 

tCottage St., Lot 43, NEs 4,418 200 

tCottage St., Lot 44, NEs 4,429 200 

tCottage St., Lot 45, NEs 4,441 200 

tCottage St., Lot 46, NEs 4,453 200 

tCottage St., Lot 47, NEs 4,464 200 

tCottage St., Lot 48, NEs 4,476 200 

tCottage St., Lot 49, NEs 4,488 300 

tCottage St., Lot 50, NEs 4,499 200 

tCottage St., Lot 51, NEs 4,511 200 

tCottage St., Lot 52, NEs 4,523 200 

tCottage St., Lot 53, NEs 4,534 200 

tCottage St., Lot 54, NEs 4,546 200 

tCottage St., Lot 55, NEs 4,558 200 

tCottage St., Lot 56, NEs 4,570 200 

tCottage St., Lot 65, SWs 4,500 200 

tCottage St., Lot 66, SWs 4,000 200 

tCottage St., Lot 67, SWs 4,000 200 

tCottage St., Lot 68, SWs 4,000 200 

tCottage St., Lot 69, SWs 4,000 200 

tCottage St., Lot 70, SWs 4,000 200 

tCottage St., Lot 71, SWs 4,000 200 

tCottage St., Lot 72, SWs 4,000 200 

tCottage St., Lot 73, SWs 4,000 200 

tCottage St., Lot 74, SWs 4,000 200 

tCottage St., Lot 75, SWs 4,000 200 

tCottage St., Lot 76, SWs 4,000 200 

tCottage St., Lot 77, SWs 4,000 200 

tCottage St., Lot 78, SWs 4,000 200 

tCottage St., Lot 79, SWs 4,000 200 

tCottage St., Lot 80, SWs 4,000 200 

tCottage St., Lot 81, SWs 4,000 200 

tCottage St., Lot 82, SWs 4,000 200 

tCottage St., Lot 83, SWs 4,000 200 

tCottage St., Lot 84, SWs 4,000 200 

tCroyden St., Lot 3, SWs 39,258 1,600 

tCroyden St., Lots 442-443, 

SWs 3,929 200 

tCroyden St., Lots 455, 456, 

SWs 3,950 200 

tCroydon St., Lots 555, 565, 

NEs 450 100 

tCroydon St., Lots 556-557, 

NEs 3,753 100 

tCroydon St., Lots 558-559, 

NEs 3,755 100 

. Cummins Highway, SWs 1,630 

Cummins Highway, Lot 1, Ns 2,064 400 
Cummins Highway, Lots 154- 

155, SWs 2,857 400 

Cummins Highway, Lot 176, 

Ss 4,233 400 

Damrell Ave., Lot 172-173, Ss 10,000 100 
Damrell Ave., Lots 246-247, 

NEs 6,700 100 

Dana Ave., Lot 1, rear, NEs . 3,905 300 
Dana Ave. (for. 38), rear, 

NEs 2,213 200 

Dana Ave. (for. 40), NEs... 5,634 800 

Dedham St., Lot 50, SEs 4,950 200 

Dedham St., Lot 90, SEs 6,050 100 

t Reserved 



WARD 18.— Continued 

Land 
Area 

Location Sq. Ft. 

Dedham St., Lot 91, SEs 6,050 

Delhi St., Lot 10, NWs 4,275 

Delhi St., Lot 11, NWs 4,275 

Delhi St., Lot 12, NWs 4,275 

Delhi St., Lot 13, NWs 4,275 

Delhi St., Lot 16, NWs 3,800 

Delhi St., Lot 60, SEs 4,463 

Dehli St., Lot 90, SEs 4,329 

Doncaster St., Lot O, SEs 5,033 

Draper Rd., Lot 6, NWs 6,470 

Draper Rd., Lot 7, NWs 5,651 

Earhardt Rd. (Part of Lot 

5). SWs, rear 660 

Earhardt Rd., Lot 16, SEs at 

end 1,260 

Edson St., Lots 203-204, SEs 11,150 

Edson St., Lot 217, NWs 8,300 

Edson St., Lots 218-219, NWs 10,000 

Edson St., Lot 267, NWs 3,750 

Edson St., Lot 280, NWs 4,290 

Edson St., Lot 281, NWs 5,243 

.Eliot Ave., Lot 152, Es (SE 

cor. of Sanford St.) 9,300 

Ellis St., SWs 5,500 

Emmet St., Lot 57, SEs, rear 7,870 

Emmet St., Lot 58, SEs, rear 7,750 

Emmet St., Lot 59, SEs 6,675 

Emmet St., Lot 60, SWs, rear 6,450 

Emmet St., Lot 76, SWs 6,160 

Emmet St., Lot 77, SWs 5,780 

Emmet St., Lot 78, SWs 5,935 

Emmet St., Lot 82, SWs 6,570 

Emmtt St., Lot 83, SWs 6,725 

Emmet St., Lot 84, SWs 6,885 

Emmet St., Lot 85, SWs 7,045 

Emmet St., Lot 86, SWs 7,S0O 

Emmet St., Lot 90, Ns (lead- 
ing from Ws) 5.000 

Erie St., Es 10,550 

Erie St., Ws (NW jet. of 

Hwy.) 9,100 

Fairlawn Ave., Lot 42, Ws ... 5,000 

Fairlawn Ave., Lot 43, NWs 3,808 

Fairmount Ave., SWs..... 11,625 

Farrington St., Lots 214 & 

215, SEs 10,000 

Farrington St., Lot 216, SEs 7,500 

Farrington St., Lot 229, NWs 6,200 
Farrington St., Lots 230-231, 

NWs 10,000 

Farrington St., Lots 232-233, 

NWs 10,000 

Fleet St., Lot 27, SWs (W 

cor. Milton St.) 4,850 

Forty Foot St., Lots 3-4, NWs 10,000 

Forty Foot St., Lots 5-6, NWs 11,725 

Forty Foot St., Lot 7, SEs... 5,000 

Forty Foot St., Lots 8-9, SEs 10.000 

Forty Foot St., Lot 10, SEs.. 5,000 

Forty Foot St., Lot 11, SEs.. 5,000 

Forty Foot St., Lot 91, NWs.. 5,000 

Franklin Terr., SEs 8,080 

French St., Lot 57, SWs 5,253 

French St., Lot 58, SWs 5,175 

French St., Lot 59, SWs 4,861 

Fulton St., Lot 23, SEs 2,925 

tGarfield Ave., Lot 24, NEs.. 11,895 

tGarfield Ave., Lot 25, NEs.. 11,887 

tGarfield Ave., Lot 26, NEs... 11,882 

tGarfield Ave., Lot 27, NEs... 11.8S0 

tGarfield Ave., Lot 28, NEs... 11,882 

tGarfield Ave., Lot 29, NEs... 14,036 

tGarfield Ave., Lot 30, NEs... 7,493 

tGarfield Ave., Lot 31, NEs... 6,250 

tGarfield Ave., Lot 32, SWs... 6,250 

tGlenwood Ave., Lot 123, NEs 6,250 

tGlenwood Ave., Lot 124, NEs 6,250 

tGlenwood Ave., Lot 125, NEs 6,250 

tGlenwood Ave., Lot 126, NEs 6,250 

tGlenwood Ave., Lot 127, NEs 6,250 

tGlenwood Ave., Lot 132, SWs 6,250 

tGlenwood Ave., Lot 133, SWs 6,250 

tGlenwood Ave., Lot 134, SWs 6,250 
tGlenwood Ave., Pt. of Lot 

135, SWs 6,250 

tGoff St., Lot 765, Ns 4,343 

GofE St., Lot 785, SWs 6,076 

Gordon Ave., Lot 32, SWs 5,370 

Gordon Ave., Lot 94, NEs 7,200 

1" Reserved 



Assessed 
Value 

$100 
300 
300 
300 
300 
300 
300 
300 
400 
200 
200 

100 

100 
200 

100 
100 
100 
1110 
100 

200 
500 
200 
200 
300 
200 
100 
100 
100 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 

100 
300 

300 

400 

300 

1,400 

100 
100 
100 

200 

200 

500 
200 
200 
100 
200 
100 
100 
100 
600 
100 
100 
100 
300 
600 
500 
500 
300 
300 
400 
200 
200 
200 
400 
400 
400 
400 
400 
300 
300 
200 

300 
200 
200 
300 
100 



/:> 



CITY COUNCIL 



WARD 18.— Continued 

Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 

Gordon Ave., Lot 95, NEs 6,906 $100 

Cordon Ave., Lot 96, NEs 6,718 100 

Greenfield Rd.. Ss 5,662 300 

Greenfield Rd., rear. Ss 30.000 900 

Greenfield Rd., Lot 1, NEs ... 2,872 400 
Greenfield Rd., Lot 2, NEs 

(Ec Fairlawn) 2,536 300 

Grew Ave.. Lot 19, SWs 8,402 300 

Hallowell St., Lot 354, SEs, 

at end 2,623 200 

Harmon St.. Lot 91, NWs 4,000 300 

Harmon St., Lot 92, NWs 4,000 300 

tHawthome St., Lot 284, SWs 5,979 300 
Hebron St., Lots 156-157-158- 

159. NWs 6,400 300 

Hebron St., Lot 160, SWs 1,600 100 

Hebron St., Lot 161, SWs 1,600 100 

Hebron St., Lot 162, NWs 1,600 100 

Hebron St., Lot 163, NWs 1,600 100 

fHebron St., Lots 226-227- 

228, SEs 6,375 200 

fHebron St., Lots 229-230- 

231-232, SEs 7,200 200 

fHebron St., Lots 244 & 245, 

SEs 4,000 200 

fHebron St., Lots 246-247 & 

248, SEs 6,000 200 

fHebron St., Lots 249-250, SEs 4,000 100 

fHebron St., Lots 251-252, SEs 4,000 100 

fHebron St., Lots 253-254, SEs 4,000 100 

fHebron St., Lots 255-256, SEs 4,000 100 

fHebron St., Lots 275-276, SEs 3,200 100 

fHebron St., Lots 277-278, SEs 3,200 100 

fHebron St., Lots 281-282, SEs 4,000 100 

fHebron St., Lots 283-284, SEs 4,000 100 

fHebron St., Lots 285-286, SEs 4,000 100 

fHebron St., Lots 287-288, SEs 4,000 100 

fHebron St., Lots 289-290, SEs 4,000 100 

fHebron St., Lots 291-292, SEs 4,000 100 

fHebron St., Lots 293-294, SEs 4,000 100 

fHebron St., Lots 295-296, SEs 4,000 100 
fHebron St., Lots 307-308- 

309, SEs 6,000 200 

fHebron St., Lots 310-311, SEs 4,000 100 

fHebron St., Lots 312, SEs ... 1,000 100 

fHebron St., Lots 313-314, SEs 4,000 100 
fHebron St., Lots 315-316- 

317, SEs 6,000 200 

fHebron St., Lots 344-345- 

346, NWs 5,200 200 

fHebron St., Lots 347-348, 

SWs 3,200 100 

fHebron St., Lots 349-350- 

351-352-353-354-355, NWs ... 12,400 400 
fHebron St., Lots 356-357- 

358-359, NWs 8,000 200 

fHebron St., Lots 384-385- 

386-387-388-389, NWs 6,570 200 

fHebron St., Lots 390-391- 

392-393-394-395, NWs 6,570 200 

fHebron St., Lots 404-405, 

NWs 2,190 100 

fHebron St., Lots 406-407, 

NWs 2,681 100 

fHebron St., Lots 540-541- 

542, SEs 5,515 100 

fHebron St., Lots 543-544, SEs 4,000 100 

fHebron St., Lots 545-546, SEs 4,000 100 

fHebron St., Lots 547-548, SEs 4,000 100 
fHebron St., Lots 566-567- 

568, NWs 6,000 200 

Hemman St., Lot 53, SEs 5,824 200 

Hemman St., Lot 54, SWs 5,904 200 

Hollingsworth St., Lot 3, NWs 3,161 200 

Huntington Ave., rear, Ws ... 5,681 200 

Huntington Ave., Lot 64, Es 4,750 200 

Huntington Ave., Lot 66, NEs 10,335 800 
Huntington Ave., Lots 84-86, 

rear, Ws 12,150 500 

Huntington Ave., Lot 161, 

Ws 6,000 200 

Huntington Ave., Lot 162, 

Ws 6,000 100 

Huntington Ave., Lot 164, 

Ws 6,000 200 

Huntington Ave., Lot 165, 

Ws 6,000 300 

Hyde Park Ave., rear, NWs 1,030 100 

Hyde Park Ave., Lot 13, Ws 5,375 1,000 

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WARD 18.— Continued 

Land 

Area Assessed 
Location Sq. Ft. Value 

Hyde Park Ave., Lot 98, SEs 10,800 $1,500 

fltasca St., Lot 2, SEs 3,200 200 

fltasca St., Lot 2, SEs 4,000 200 

fltasca St., Lot 11, NWs 3,800 300 

fltasca St., Lot 15, NWs 4,000 200 

fltasca St., Lot 16, NWs 4,000 100 

fltasca St., Lot 17 3,970 100 

fltasca St., Lots 113-114, NWs 4,000 200 

fltasca St., Lots 125-126, NWs 4,000 200 

fltasca St., Lots 129-130-131, 

NWs 6,000 300 

fltasca St., Lots 132-133, NWs 4,000 200 

fltasca St., Lots 134-135, 

NWs (NW cor. Canaan St.) 4,000 200 

fltasca St., Lots 189-190, NWs 4,713 200 

tltasca St., Lots 193-194, NWs 4,000 200 

fltasca St., Lots 204-205, NWs 4,000 200 

Itasca St., Lots 231, 232, 233, 

SEs 6,476 300 

fJeffers St., Lot 136, NEs 4,228 200 

Jefferson St., SWs, rear 90 100 

fKennebec St., Lots 61-62, 

SEs 4,000 200 

fKennebec St., Lots 74-75-76- 

77, SEs 8,000 200 

fKennebec St., Lots 78-79, 

SEs 4,000 200 

fKennebec St., Lots 83-84-85- 

80, SEs (S cor. of Messen- 
ger St.) 6,400 300 

fKennebec St., Lots 93-94, SEs 3,200 100 

fKennebac St., Lot 95, SEs... 2,000 100 

fKennebec St., Lot 96, SEs.... 2,000 100 

fKennebec St., Lot 97, SEs ... 2,000 100 

fKennebec St., Lots 108-109- 

110, SEs 7,960 300 

fKennebec St., Lots 111-112, 

SEs 5,478 100 

fKennebec St., Lots 113-114, 

SEs 5,598 100 

fKennebec St., Lot 115, SEs... 2,844 100 

fKennebec St., Lots 134-135, 

SEs 2,031 100 

fKennebec St., Lots 217-218- 

219-220, NWs (W Cor. Ca- 
naan St.) 6,400 300 

fKennebec St., Lots 136-137, 

SEs 2,620 100 

fKennebec St., Lots 142-143, 

NWs 4,000 100 

fKennebec St., Lots 144-145, 

NWs 4,000 100 

fKennebec St., Lots 167-168, 

NWs 4,000 100 

fKennebec St., Lots 169-170, 

NWs 4,000 100 

fKennebec St., Lots 171-172- 

173, NWs 6,000 200 

fKennebec St., Lots 174-175, 

NWs 4,000 100 

fKennebec St., Lots 176-177, 

NWs 4,000 100 

fKennebec St., Lots 188-189- 

190, NWs 5,600 200 

fKennebec St., Lots 191-192, 

NWs 4,000 200 

fKennebec St., Lots 195-195, 

NWs 4,000 200 

fKennebec St., Lots 197-198, 

NWs 4,000 200 

fKennebec St., Lots 199-200, 

NWs 4,000 200 

fKennebec St., Lots 201-202, 

NWs 4,000 200 

fKennebec St., Lots 224-225, 

NWs 3,928 200 

fKennebec St., Lots 436-437, 

SEs 2,504 100 

fKennebec St., Lots 438-439- 

440-441, SEs 5,227 200 

fKennebec St., Lots 444-445, 

NWs (S cor. of Croydon 

St.) 4,000 200 

fKennebec St., Lots 507-508, 

SEs 6,639 200 

fKennebec St., Lots 509-510, 

SEs 4,000 100 

fKennebec St., Lots 511-514, 

SEs 8,000 200 

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WARD 18.— Continued 

Land 

Area Assessed 
Location Sq. Ft. Value 

fKennebec St., Lots 515 to 

518, SEs 8,000 $200 

1'Kennebec St., Lots 531-532, 

NWs 4,000 200 

1'Kennebec St., Lots 533-534, 

NWs 4,000 200 

Kennebec St., Lots 535-536, 

NWs 4,000 200 

Lincoln St., rear, NEs 600 100 

Lincoln St., Lots 27-28-29, 

NEs 57,519 2,000 

Lin wood St., SWs (S cor. 

Child St.) 1,260 200 

fLivermore St., Lots 162-270- 

271, SWs 3,380 200 

1'Livermore St., Lots 434-435- 

436-437, SEs 6,800 300 

1'Livermore St., Lots 438-439- 

440, SWs 4,800 200 

fLivermore St., Lots 441-442- 

443-444-445-446-447, NEs ... 15,498 400 

1'Livermore St., Lots 579-580, 

SEs 3,456 200 

fLivermore St., Lots 583-584, 

SEs 5,266 200 

fLivermore St., Lots 585-586, 

SEs 5,266 200 

fLivermore St., Lots 587-588, 

SEs 3,456 200 

fLivermore St., Lots 589-590, 

SEs 3,456 200 

fLivermore St., Lots 591-592, 

SEs (S cor. of Canaan St.) 3,456 200 

fLivermore St., Lots 600 & 

601, SEs 3,456 200 

fLivermore St., Lots 605-606, 

SEs 5,266 300 

fLoring St., SEs (S cor. Chit- 
tick Rd.) 6,250 600 

Manchester St., Lot 64, Ns ... 3,700 400 

Manchester St., Lot 74, Es 

(for. Proposed St.) 3,670 300 

Manning St., Lots 34 & 35, Ns 4,462 300 

Mariposa St., Lot 247, NEs.... 2,703 100 

Mariposa St., Lot 249, NEs... 4,655 200 

Mariposa St., Lot 251, NEs... 4,000 200 

Marston St., Lot 484, SWs 8,359 500 

fMessinger St., Lots 89-90, 

NEs 3,400 100 

fMessinger St., Lots 91-92 

NEs 3,200 100 

fMessinger St., Lots 271-272, 

SWs 3,200 100 

fMessinger St., Lots 273-274, 

NEs 3,200 100 

fMetropolitan Ave., NEs 111,620 2,200 

Metropolitan Ave., NEs 1,980 200 

Metropolitan Ave., Lot 32, 

SWs 7,700 300 

Metropolitan Ave., Lot 33, 

SWs 8,300 300 

Metropolitan Ave., Lot 34, 

SWs 8,900 300 

Metropolitan Ave., SWs 

(Part of Lot 40) 3,820 200 

Metropolitan Ave., (remain- 
der of Lot 39) SWs 7,982 200 

Metropolitan Ave. (for. 560), 

NEs 40,500 3,500 

Milton St., NWs '. 3,867 400 

Milton St., Ns at bend 4,639 500 

I'Monterey Ave., Lot 1, SEs ... 5,191 200 

fMonterey Ave., Lot 13, Ss ... 4,264 300 

1'Monterey Ave., Lot 18, NEs 4,090 100 

fMonterey Ave., Lot 21, Ss ... 5,864 300 

Mt. Pleasant St., Lot 10, SWs 5,000 300 

Navarre St., Lot 228, Es 36,960 400 

Newburn St., Lots 221-222- 
223, Es (NE cor. Madison 

St.) 22,500 400 

Norton St., Ss (SE cor. of 

Maula Ave.) 200 100 

Nott St., SEs 900 300 

Nott St. (for. 9), SEs 7,048 3,500 

Oak Place, NE & SWs at end 3,000 200 

fOrlando St., Lot 3, SEs 3,497 100 

fOrlando St., Lot 4, SEs 3,503 100 

fOrlando St., Lot 5, SEs 3,508 100 

fOrlando St., Lot 8 4,000 200 

"1" Reserved 



WARD 18.— Continued 

Land 
Area 
Location Sq. Ft. 

fOrlando St., Lot 10, SEs 3,535 

fOrlando St., Lot 11, SEs 3,540 

fOrlando St., Lot 12, SEs 3,546 

fOrlando St., Lot 13, SEs 3,551 

fOrlando St., Lot 27, NWs... 4,000 

fOrlando St., Lot 34, NWs ... 4,000 

Parker St., Lot 9, SEs 3,545 

Parker St., Lot 10, SEs 3,577 

Parker St., Lot 22, Ns 3,600 

Parker St., Lot 23, Ns 3,600 

Pierce St., Ws 399 

Pine Ave., Lot 1, NWs 5,819 

Pine Ave., Lot 2, NWs 5,750 

Pine Ave., Lot 3, NWs 5,750 

Pine Ave., Lot 4, NWs 5,750 

Pine Ave., Lot 5, NWs 4,600 

Pine Ave., Lot 6, NWs 4,623 

Pinedale Rd., Lot 16, Ws 

(for. Perkins Rd.) 9,277 

Pinedale Rd., Lot 17, Ws 7,874 

Pinedale Rd., Lot 18, Ws 6,480 

Pinedale Rd., Lot 19, Ws 

(jctn. Grew Ave.) 11,881 

Pleasantview St., Lot 665, Es 1,600 
Pleasantview St., Lots 678 

and 679, SEs 3,200 

Pleasantview St., Lots 694- 

695, SEs 3,200 

Pleasantview St., Lots 714 

and 715, NWs 2,987 

Pleasantview St., Lots 724- 

725, Ws 3,001 

Pleasantview St., Lots 734- 

735, Ws 3,017 

Pleasantview St., Lots 747- 

748-749, NWs 4,556 

Prairie St., Lot 2, NWs 4,178 

Pond St., Es 4,973 

Poplar St., rear, Ws 9,863 

Prairie St., Lot 3, NWs 4,221 

Prairie St., Lot 4, NWs 4,248 

Prairie St., Lot 5, NWs 4,260 

Prairie St., Lot 6, NWs 4,294 

Prairie St., Lot 8, NWs 4,393 

Prescott St., Lot 30, SEs 5,000 

Radeliffe Rd., Lot 338, SEs ... 3,200 

Radcliffe Rd., Lot 417, SWs... 4,600 

Radeliffe Rd., Lot 426, NWs... 4,800 

fRaleigh Rd., Lot 6, NEs 4,404 

Raleigh Rd., Lot 22, SWs 5,000 

Raleigh Rd., Lot 23, SWs 4,406 

Ralston Rd., Lot 24, SEs 1,136 

Ralston Rd., Lot 317, SEs 4,020 

Ralston Rd., Lot 318, SEs 4,038 

Ralston Rd., Lot 319, SEs 4,056 

Ransom Rd., Lot 379, NWs 

(adj. No. 15) 3,584 

Readville St., SEs 1,500 

Regent St., Ws (SW cor. 

Buckingham St.) 11,470 

Regis Rd., Lot 42, SEs 6,250 

Richmere Rd., Lot 53, NWs ... 4,327 

Richmere Rd., Lot 54, NWs... 4,405 

River St., Ns 10,000 

River St., rear, Ss 11,001 

River St., rear, Ss 18,300 

River St., rear, Ss 1,795 

River St., SWs 1,380 

River St., Lot 9, SEs 1,072 

River St., Lot 10, SEs, rear... 10,744 

Rockingham Rd., Lot 104, SEs 4,000 

Roseberry Rd., Lot 374, SEs ... 3,200 

Ruskindale Rd., SEs 3,600 

Ruskindale Rd., Lot 163, Ws ... 6,144 

Ruskindale Rd., Lot 164, Ws ... 6,004 

Ruskindale Rd., Lot 341, SWs 4,000 

Sammett Ave., Lot 87, NWs ... 5,057 
Sammett Ave., Lot 88, NWs, 

rear 922 

Sammett Ave., Lot 89, NWs, 

rear 3,170 

Sammett Ave., Lot 90, NWs, 

rear 5,266 

Sammett Ave., Lot 91, NWs, 

rear 4,917 

Sammett Ave., Lot 92, NWs, 

rear 2,680 

Sammett Ave., Lot 93, NWs, 

rear 567 

t Reserved 



Assessed 
Value 
$100 
100 
200 
200 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 

300 
200 
200 

400 
200 

200 

400 

100 

100 

200 

200 
100 
500 
300 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
300 
300 
500 
300 
200 
300 
200 
100 
200 
200 
200 

300 
100 

400 
500 
200 
200 
700 
800 
700 
100 
100 
300 
1,100 
300 
300 
300 
400 
400 
400 
200 

100 

100 

200 

200 

100 

100 



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WARD 18.— Continued 

Land 
Area 

Location Sq. Ft. 

Sanford St., Lots 150-151, Ns 12,600 
Sanford St., Lot 238, Ss (SW 

cor. Stark Ave.) 7,800 

Sanford St., Lots 239-240, Ss 8,710 

Sanford St., Lots 241-242, Ss 9,750 

Sanford St., Lots 243-244, Ss 6,700 

Sanford St., Lot 245, Ss 6,400 

tSavannah Ave., Lot 1, SEs ... 4,648 

Savannah Ave., Lot 3, SWs... 3,436 

tSavannah Ave., Lot 3, SEs... 4,200 

tSavannah Ave., Lot 6, SEs.... 4,200 

tSavannah Ave.. Lot 8, SEs... 4,200 

tSavannah Ave., Lot 9, SEs ... 4.200 

tSavannah Ave., Lot 10, SEs 4,200 

tSavannah Ave., Lot 11, SEs 4,200 

tSavannah Ave., Lot 12, SEs 4,200 

tSavannah Ave., Lot 13, SEs 4,200 

tSavannah Ave., Lot 14, SEs 4,200 

tSavannah Ave., Lot 14, NWs 4,623 

tSavannah Ave., Lot 15, NWs 4,200 
tSavannah Ave., Lot 15, 

Block U, SEs 4,200 

tSavannah Ave., Lot 16, NWs 4,200 

tSavannah Ave., Lot 16, SEs 6,475 

tSavannah Ave., Lot 21, NWs 4,200 

tSavannah Ave., Lot 23, NWs 4,200 

tSavannah Ave., Lot 24, NWs 4,200 

tSavannah Ave., Lot 24, NWs 4,200 

tSavannah Ave., Lot 25, NWs 4,200 

tSavannah Ave., Lot 26, NWs 4,968 
Savannah Ave., Lots 247-248, 

NWs 4,200 

Sefton St., SEs 5,112 

Sefton St., Lots 110-111-112, 

NWs 6,300 

Sefton St., Lots 113 to 117, 

"Inc., NWs 10,500 

Sefton St., Lots 118, 119 & 

120, NWs 6,300 

Sefton St., Lots 121 and 123, 

Es 6,200 

Seminole St., Lot 233, SEs 1,600 

Seminole St., Lot 234, SEs 1,600 

Sherrin St., Lot 356, NWs 4,774 

Sherrin St., Lot 357, NWs 4,595 

Stark Ave., Lot 72, SEs 6,060 

Stark Ave., Lot 236, NWs 4,960 

Stark Ave., Lot 237, NWs 3,750 

Stony Brook Reservation, NEs 80,000 

Stony Brook Reservation, Es 87,120 

Stony Brook Reservation, Es 173,040 

Stony Brook Reservation, Es 127,910 
Stony Brook Reservation, Lot 

N, SEs, rear 4,757 

Sunnyside St., Lot C, Ss 6,243 

tTaunton Ave., Lot 305, SWs 829 

tTaunton Ave., Lot 306, SWs 2,371 

tTaunton Ave., Lot 309 884 

tTaunton Ave., Lot 310 2,320 

Taunton Ave., Lot 336, NEs 4,000 
Tennis Rd., Lot 3 (for. Ferris 

Rd.) SWs 2,392 

Thompson St., Lot 41, NWs.... 5,625 

Tileston St., Lot 44, NEs 2,549 

Tileston St., Lot 45, NEs 3,069 

Tileston St., Lot 46, NEs 1,983 

Tileston St., Lot 97, NEs (E 

cor. Mercer St.) 2,632 

Truman Highway, NWs 6,112 

Truman Highway, NWs (for. 

Neponset River Pkwy.) 124 

Truman Highway, NWs (for. 

Neponset River Pkwy.) 7,091 

Truman Highway, NWs (for. 

Neponset River Pkwy.) 22,205 

Truman Highway, SEs (for. 

Neponset River Pkwy.) 12,800 

Turtle Pond Parkway, Lot 

115 (for. Border St.), Ws.... 1,938 
Turtle Pond Parkway, Lot 

116, Ws 2,489 

Turtle Pond Parkway, Lot 

117, Ws 2,445 

Tyler St., SWs 978 

tTyler St., Lot 153, NEs 6,250 

tTyler St., Lot 154, NEs 6,250 

tTyler St., Lot 155, NEs 6,250 

tTyler St., Lot 164, SWs 5,212 

tTyler St., Lot 165, SWs 5,207 

i Reserved 



Assessed 
Value 



200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
100 
200 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
300 
300 

100 
300 
100 
200 
100 
100 
200 
100 
100 

200 
200 

300 

500 

300 

300 
100 
200 
200 
200 
400 
100 
100 
800 
700 
1,600 
1,000 

100 
700 

ioo 

200 
100 
200 
400 

100 
300 
300 
300 
200 

400 
200 

100 

700 

700 

1,000 

100 

100 

100 
100 
300 
300 
300 
300 
300 



WARD 18.— Continued 
Land 
Area 

Location Sq. Ft. 

tTyler St., Lot 166, SWs 5,202 

Tyler St., Lot 178, SWs 4,390 

Upton St., Lots 71 & 72, Ws.... 3,943 

Upton St., Lot 73, Ws 2,922 

Upton St., Lot 74, Ws 2,818 

Vaughan St., Lot 268, NEs.... 4,000 

Vaughan St., Lot 269, NEs... 4,000 
Vaughan St., Lot 270, NEs, 

rear 1,105 

Vaughan St., NEs 4,220 

Vaughan St., Lots 205-206, 

SWs 10,250 

Vaughan St., Lot 207, SWs.... 4,500 

Vaughan St., Lot 271, NEs.... 5,020 

Vaughan St., Lot 272, NEs... 5,800 

Vaughan St., Lot 273, NEs.... 5,430 

Vernon St., Lot 107, SEs 2,259 

Vernon St., Lot 108, SEs 2,700 

Violante St., Lot 8, NEs 1,500 

Violet St., Lot 152, NWs 3,876 

Vose Ave., Lots 42, 43, 44, 

NEs 8,315 

Wabash St., Lot 12, Es 3,771 

Wachusett St., Lot 104, NEs 5,000 

Wachusett St., Lot 105, NEs 5,000 

Wachusett St., Lot 106, NEs 6,150 

Wachusett St., Lot 108, SWs 5,196 

Wachusett St., Lot 109, SWs 5,154 

Wachusett St., Lot 110, SWs 5,111 

Wachusett St., Lot 111, SWs 5,069 

Walnut St., at end NS 6,600 

Warren Ave., Lot B, NEs 3,750 

Warren Ave., Lot C. NEs 4,350 

1'Washington St., Lot B, SEs 6,266 

tWashington St., Lot 16, SEs 15,737 

1'Washington St., Lot 88, SEs 8,807 

tWashington St., Lot 89, SEs 8,816 

Washington St., Lot 202, SWs 200 

tWeeks Ave., Lot 109, SWs... 4,250 
tWeeks Ave., Lot 118 and 

part of Lot 119, NEs 6,375 

West St., Lot 895, SWs 7,500 

West St., Lot 896, SWs 7,500 

West St., Lot 897, SWs 7,500 

West St., Lot 898, SWs 7,500 

West Selden St., Lot 115 4,967 

Westminster St., Ss 8,268 

Weston St., Lot 29, SEs 3,000 

Weston St., Lot 30, SEs 3,000 

Westville Rd., Lot 17, SEs 5,596 

Westville Rd., Lot 18, SEs 5,542 

Westville Rd., Lot 19, SEs 3,010 

Westville Rd., Lot 20, NWs.... 13,286 

Westville Rd., Lot 21, NWs.... 6,331 

Westville Rd., Lot 23, NWs ... 6,241 

Wilmore St., Lot B, rear, SWs 488 
Wilmore St., Lot 1-B, SWs, 

rear 4,567 

Wilmot St., Lot 27, Ss 6,262 

Wilmot St., Lot 28, Ss 5,936 

Wolcott St., Lot 16, SWs 6,468 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 87, NEs 4,000 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 88, NEs 4,000 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 89, NEs 4,000 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 90, NEs 4,000 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 91, NEs 4,000 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 92, NEs.... 4,000 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 93, NEs 4,000 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 94, NEs 4,000 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 95, NEs 4,000 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 96, NEs 4,000 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 97, NEs 4,000 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 98, NEs 4,000 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 99, NEs 4,000 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 100, NEs ... 4,000 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 101, NEs. ... 4,000 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 102, NEs... 4,000 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 103, NEs.... 4,000 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 104, NEs... 4,000 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 105, NEs... 4,000 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 106, NEs ... 4,000 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 109, NEs... 4,000 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 110, NEs 4,000 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 111, NEs . 3,700 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 120, SWs . . 3,000 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 121, SWs . . 4,800 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 122, SWs . 4,800 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 123, SWs . . 4,800 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 124, SWs... 4,800 

I Reserved 



Assessed 
Value 

$300 
300 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 

100 
100 

200 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 



400 
400 
300 
200 
100 
200 
200 
200 
200 
2,000 
300 
300 
500 
800 
700 
400 
100 
200 

400 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
800 
100 
100 
300 
100 
100 
400 
300 
400 
200 

600 
100 
100 
500 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
100 
100 
200 
200 
200 
200 



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WARD 18. — Continued 

Land 

Area Assessed 
Location Sq. Ft. Value 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 125, SWs.... 4,800 $200 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 12G, SWs.... 4,800 100 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 127, SWs... 4,800 100 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 128, SWs... 4,800 100 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 129, SWs... 4,800 100 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 130, SWs.... 4,800 100 

tWolcott Rd., Lot 131, SWs.... 4,800 100 
Wood Ave., Ws, rear (Melba 

Way, Irwin Ave., Safford 

and Tacoraa Sts. part of 

this area) 125,079 1,800 

tWoodhaven Ave., SEs, rear 35,818 1,500 
tWoodhaven Ave., Lot 196, 

SEs 4 > 992 50 ° 

tWoodhaven St., Lot 8, SEs... 28,634 4,000 

Woodhaven St., Lot 9, SEs... 22,077 900 

Woodland Rd., Lot 42, NWs... 3,200 200 

Woodland Rd., Lot 43, NWs... 3,483 400 

WARD 19. 

Land 

Area Assessed 
Location Sq. Ft. Value 

Ashmore Rd., Lot 28, SWs .... 3,150 $600 

Ashmore Rd., Lot 29, Ss 3,150 500 

Ashmore Rd., Lot 30, SWs 3,080 500 

Bardwell St., Lot 3A, Ns 1,070 300 

Bardwell St., Lot 9, Ns 30 100 

Barlow St., Lot B. NEs 5,310 600 

Centre St. (for. 733R-735R), 

NWs, rear 12,370 3,500 

Chestnut Ave., Lot 2C, Ws, 

rear 10,000 1,200 

Chestnut Sq., Lot 2, NEs 

(adjoining 12) 4,052 400 

Chestnut Sq., Lot 3, NEs 4,003 400 

Chestnut Sq., Lot 4, NEs 

(adjoining 202) 4,025 400 

Colgate Rd., Lot 217, SWs 

(for. Waldon Rd.) 3,895 400 

tCornauba St., NWs 5,775 500 

Cummins Highway, Part of 

Lot 2, NEs 3,408 500 

Dellmore Rd., Lot 3, SWs 4,260 500 

Dellmore Rd., Lot 4, NEs 3,220 500 

Dellmore Rd., Lot 5, NEs 3,150 500 

Dellmore Rd., Lot 6, NEs 3,150 600 

Elven Rd., Lot 155, NEs 3,960 800 

Elven Rd., Lot 157, NEs 3,315 400 

Everett St., Es (extending to 

Call St.) 32,177 = 6,500 

Fawndale Rd., Lot E, NEs.... 4,249 400 

Fawndale Rd., Lot F, NEs.... 4,216 400 

Fawndale Rd., Lot 393, NEs 3,348 300 

Fawndale Rd., Lot 394, NEs 3,324 300 

Fawndale Rd., Lot 397, NEs 3,252 
Fessenden St., Lot 9, rear, 

NWs of passageway 8,300 400 

Forbes St., SWs 3,048 500 

Goldsmith PI., Ns, at end 7,636 1,600 

Granfleld Ave., Lot 436, NEs 1,635 200 

Helena St., Lot 19, SWs 3,494 500 

tHillcroft Rd., Lot 17, NWs 2,995 700 
Hunter St., NEs (N cor. of 
Florence St., adjoining Lot 

16) 6,099 500 

Jaeger Ter., Lot 5 6,265 1,000 

Johnswood Rd., Lot 7, SWs... 3,162 400 

Johnswood Rd., Lot 7C 2,763 300 

Lawndale Ter., Lot 11, SWs.. 2,882 500 

Lawndale Ter., Lot 12, SWs.. 2,950 500 

Leland St., Lot 38, SWs 3,698 400 

Leland St., Lot 39, SWs 3,698 400 

Leland St., Lot 40, SWs 4,049 400 

Leland St., Lot 42, NEs 2,998 300 

Orchard St., Lot C, NEs (ad- 
joining 57) 1,990 700 

Organ Pk., Lot 2, SWs (Lot 

A) 119,652 4,900 

Palfrey St., Lot 12, SWs 3,260 100 

Palfrey St., Lot 13, SWs 3,630 200 

Paul Gore St., SWs, rear 7,771 200 

Rowe St., Lot 14, Ws 4,460 400 

Rowe St., Lot 15, NWs 5,050 1,000 

Rowe St., Lot 16, NWs 5,200 1,000 

Rowe St., Lot 18, NWs (adjn. 

57-59) 5,500 400 

Rowe St., Lot 19, NWs 5,980 1,200 

St. Peter St., NWs, rear 2,852 300 

t Reserved 



WARD 19.— Continued 



Land 
Area 
Location Sq. Ft. 

Seaverns Ave., Ss, rear 2,420 

Seaverns Ave., Ss, rear 2,942 

Sedgwick St., Ss, rear 665 

Sherwood St., Lot 1, Ss 4,299 

Southbourne Rd., NWs, rear 4,582 
Southbourne Rd., NWs, rear 4,847 
Stellman Rd., Lot 479, NEs... 5,690 

Waehusett St., NWs, rear 5,137 

Weld Hill St., Lot 2, SWs 

(adj. 39) 3,352 

Wheaton Sq. (for. 5), SWs.... 760 

Wheaton Sq. (for. 7), SWs.... 762 

Wheaton Sq. (for. 9), SWs, 

at end 846 

WARD 20. 



Assessed 
Value 
$500 
500 
200 
500 
200 
200 
500 
700 

1,000 
200 
200 

200 



Land 

Area Assessed 
Location Sq. Ft. Value 

Alkyris Rd., Lot 28, NEs 5,032 

Alkyris Rd., Lot 29, NEs 4,988 

Alkyris Rd., Lot 30, NEs 5,104 

Altair Rd., Lot 19, Ns 4,289 

Altair Rd., Lot 21, Ns 5,008 

Altair Rd., Lot 22, NWs 4,842 

Altair Rd., Lot 23, NWs 4,674 

Altair Rd., Lot 43, Ss 6,767 

Amoret Rd., Lot 49, Ns 4,678 

Baker St., Lot A, NEs 3,345 

Baker St., Lot 49, NEs 4,699 

Baker St., Lot 50, NEs 4,590 

Baker St., Lot 54, NEs 3,953 

Baker St., Lot 55, NEs 3,981 

Baker St., Lot 56, SWs 2,880 

Baker St., Lot 57, SWs 3,100 

Baker St. (NEs pt. of Lot 

58), SWs 3,520 

Baker St. (NEs pt. of Lot 

87), SWs rear 400 

Birch Rd., Lots 3-4, NWs 2,000 

Birch Rd., Lots 3-4, SEs 2,345 

Birch Rd., Lots 25-26, NWs.. 2,088 
Birch Rd., Lot 34 (N cor. 

Dana Rd.), SEs 2,147 

Birchwood St., SWs 5,495 

Brahms St., Lot 154, NEs 4,000 

Camp Road, Lots 18-19-20, 

NWs 3,618 

Camp Road, Lots 36-37, Es... 2,918 

Capital St., Lot 7, SEs 5,025 

Cedar Rd., Lot 11, NWs 1,292 

Cedar Rd., Lots 12-13, NW... 2,509 

Cedar Rd., Lots 14-15, NWs.. 2,310 

Cedar Rd., Lots 16-17-18, NWs 3,117 

Cedar Rd., Lots 29-30, SEs.... 2,415 

Cedar Rd., Lot 31, SEs 1,170 

Cedar Rd., Lots 31-32-33, NWs 3,561 

Cedar Rd., Lot 34, SEs 1,222 

Centre St., (junction South 

St.) 1,694 

tCentre St., Ss (junction 

South St.) 228 

Centre St., Lot A2, rear, Ns 13,657 
Centre St., Lot Kl (junction 

Dedham Line) 2,757 

Centre St., Lot 1, SEs 4,960 

Centre St., Lot 1, Es 3,542 

Centre St., Lot 2, Es 3,500 

Centre St., Lot 2, NWs 4,963 

Centre St., Lot 3, Es 2,988 

Centre St., Lot 3, Es 3,500 

Centre St., Lot 4, Es 3,500 

Centre St., Lot 4, Es 3,456 

Centre St., Lot 6, Es 3,391 

Centre St., Lot 7, Ws 5,285 

Centre St., Lot 10, Ws 4,857 

Centre St., Lot 11, Ws 4,774 

Centre St., Lot 12, Ws 4,708 

Centre St., Lot 13, NWs 4,102 

Centre St., Lot 13, NWs 4,648 

Centre St., Lot 14, NWs 4,084 

Centre St., Lot 16, Ws 4,463 

Centre St., Lot 17, Es 4,456 

Centre St., Lot 18, Es 4,434 

Centre St., Lot 43, Es 3,500 

Centre St., Lot 70, Es 4,998 

Centre St., Lot 72, Es 4,591 

Centre St., Lot 73, Es 4,531 

Centre St., Lot 74, Es 4,471 



$200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
300 
200 
300 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 

100 

100 
100 
100 
200 

100 
300 
600 

100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 

400 



3.S0O 

100 
100 
200 
100 
200 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
500 
500 
500 
500 



t Reserved 



79 



CITY COUNCIL 



WARD 20— Continued 

Land 
Area 

Location Sq. Ft. 

Centre St., Lot 75. Es 4,410 

Cheriton Rd., Lot 305, SWs... 3,807 

Cheriton Rd., Lot 307, SEs .... 4,673 

Cherry Rd.. Lots 15-16, Ws ... 2,320 
Cherrv Rd., Lots 27-28-29, 

SWs 2,974 

Cherrv Rd., Lots 30-31-32, SEs 3,622 

Cherrv Rd., Lot 33, SEs 1,343 

Cherry Rd., Lots 92-93, NWs 2,606 

Chestnut Rd., Lots 3-4, SWs . 2,546 

Chestnut Rd., Lots 3-4, SWs 2,665 

Chestnut Rd., Lots 8-9, SWs 3,402 

Chestnut Rd., Lots 11-12, NEs 3,200 

Chestnut Rd., Lots 13-14, NEs 3,200 

Chestnut Rd., Lots 15-16, NEs 3,200 

Chestnut Rd., Lots 17-18, NEs 2,980 

Chestnut Rd., Lots 18-19, SWs 2,000 
Chestnut Rd., Lots 23, 24 & 

25, SWs 3,361 

Cottage Rd., Lots 8-9, NWs.. 3,620 

Cottage Rd., Lots 11-12, SWs 1,321 

Cottage Rd., Lot 13, SEs 1,379 

Cottage Rd., Lots 13-14, SEs 2,411 

Cottage Rd., Lots 16-17, Ns... 3,353 

Cottage Rd., Lots 18-19, NWs 3,457 

Cottage Rd., Lots 18-19, NEs 2,444 

Cottage Rd., Lots 20-21, NWs 3,252 

Cottage Rd., Lots 20-21, Es ... 2,429 

Cottage Rd., Lots 22-23, NWs 2,916 
Cottage Rd., Lots 22-23-24, 

Es 3,778 

Cottage Rd., Lots 25-26, Es ... 2,687 
Cottage Rd., Lots 25 & 26, 

SEs 2,218 

Cottage Rd., Lots 31-32, Es .... 3,134 
Cottage Rd., Lot 33, NWs (N 

eor. Dana Rd.) 2,006 

Cottage Rd., Lots 33-34, Es ... 2,909 

Cottage Rd., Lots 34-35, SWs 3,170 

Cottage Rd., Lots 35-36-37, Es 4,284 

Cottage Rd., Lots 36-37, SWs 3,200 

Cottage Rd., Lot 38, SWs 1,600 

Cottage Rd., Lots 38-39, NEs 2,863 

Cottage Rd., Lots 39-40, SWs 3,200 

Cottage Rd., Lots 40-41, NEs 2,923 

Cottage Rd., Lots 41-42, SWs 3,200 

Cottage Rd., Lots 45-46-47, Es 4,309 

Cottage Rd., Lots 48-49, NEs 2,608 

Cottage Rd., Lot 66, SWs 1,400 

Cottage Rd., Lots 69-70, NEs 2,430 

Cottage Rd., Lots 71-72, NEs 2,393 

Cottage Rd., Lots 71-72, SWs 2,800 

Cottage Rd., Lots 73-74, NEs 2,309 

Cottage Rd., Lots 77-78, NEs 2,210 

Cottage Rd., Lots 82-83, Es ... 5,179 

Cottage Rd., Lots 88-89, SWs 3,115 

Cottage Rd., Lots 90-91, SWs 3,307 

Crehore Rd., Lot 396A, Ss 2,500 

Cross Rd., Lot 1, Ss (SW cor. 

of Overlook Rd.) 1,431 

Cross Rd., Lot 19, Ns 1,502 

Cross Rd., Lots 20-21, Ns (NE 

cor. of Bungalow Rd.) 3,119 

Crosstown Ave., Lot 3A, Ws 1,335 
Crosstown Ave., Pt. of Lot 4, 

Ws ..., 850 

Crosstown Ave., Lot 9, Ss 4,486 

Curlew St., Lot 21, Ss 5,832 

Curlew St., Lot 22, Ss 5,400 

Dana Rd., Lots 7-8, NEs 2,659 

Dana Rd., Lot 17, Es 771 

Dana Rd., Lots 18-19-20, Es.. 3,140 

Dana Rd., Lot 19, Ws 1,310 

Dana Rd., Lot 20, Ws 1,292 

Dana Rd., Lot 21, Ws 1,275 

Dana Rd., Lots 21-22-23, Es.. 3,621 

Dana Rd., Lot 25, Ws 1,205 

Dana Rd., Lot 26, Ws 1,188 

Dana Rd., Lots 27-28, Ws 2,323 

Dana Rd., Lot 29, Ws 1,135 

Dana Rd., Lot 30, Ws 1,118 

Dana Rd., Lots 31-32, Ws 2,183 

Dana Rd., Lot 33, Ws 1,128 

Dana Rd., Lot 34, Ws 1,210 

Dana Rd., Lots 34-35, NEs. ... 2,660 

Dana Rd., Lots 35-36, Ws 2,687 

Dana Rd., Lots 37-38, Ws 3,043 

Dana Rd., Lots 39-40, Ws 3,354 

Dana Rd., Lots 41-42, Ws 2,606 

Dana Rd., Lots 43-44, SWs ... 2,252 

Dana Rd., Lot 44, Es 1,146 



Assessed 

Value 
500 
100 

100 

100 

100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 

100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 

100 
100 

100 
100 

100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
200 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
300 

100 
200 

100 
100 

100 
300 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 



WARD 20 — Continued 

Land 
Area 
Location Sq. Ft. 

Dana Rd., Lot 45, Es 1,166 

Dana Rd., Lots 45-46, SWs... 3,107 

Dana Rd., Lot 46, Es 1,186 

Dana Rd., Lot 48, SWs 1,226 

Dana Rd., Lot 48, SWs 1,879 

Dana Rd., Lot 49, SWs 1,246 

Dana Rd., Lot 49, SWs 1,860 

Dana Rd., Lot 50, SWs 1,842 

Dana Rd., Lot 51, SWs 1,816 

Dana Rd., Lot 57, Es 1,405 

Dana Rd., Lots 58-59, Es 2,870 

Dana Rd., Lot 60, Es 1,465 

Dana Rd., Lot 67, SEs 1,520 

Dana Rd., Lot 72, SWs 856 

Dana Rd., Lot 73, SWs 794 

Dana Rd., Lot 74, SWs 691 

Dana Rd., Lot 75, SWs 680 

Dana Rd., Lot 76, SWs 910 

Dent St., Part of Lot 241, NEs 739 

DeSoto Rd., Lot 110, SWs 2,100 

DeSoto Rd., Lot 111, SWs 2,100 

DeSoto Rd., Lot 126, SWs 2,100 

DeSoto Rd., Lot 129, SWs 2,100 

DeSoto Rd., Lot 130, SWs 2,100 

DeSoto Rd., Lot 186, NEs 2,540 

DeSoto Rd., Lot 187, NEs 2,555 

DeSoto Rd., Lot 188, NEs 2,570 

DeSoto Rd., Lot 189, NEs 2,584 

DeSoto Rd., Lot 190, NEs 2,599 

DeSoto Rd., Lot 191, NEs 2,614 

Dunbarton Rd., Lot 278, NEs 1,800 

Dunbarton Rd., Lot 279, NEs 1,800 

Dunbarton Rd., Lot 280, NEs 1,851 

Dunbarton Rd., Lot 282, NEs 2,055 

Dunbarton Rd., Lot 283, NEs 2,157 

Dunbarton Rd., Lot 284, NEs 2,259 

Dunbarton Rd., Lot 285, NEs 2,361 

Dunbarton Rd., Lot 290, NEs 2,871 

Dunbarton Rd., Lot 291, NEs 2,973 

Dunbarton Rd., Lot 292, NEs 3,709 
Dunbarton Rd., Lots 293-294, 

SWs 6,892 

Dunbarton Rd., Lot 298, Ws 3,190 

Dunbarton Rd., Lot 299, Ws 3,018 

Dunbarton Rd., Lot 300, SWs 2,845 

Dunbarton Rd., Lot 301, SWs 2,673 
Dunbarton Rd., Lot 303 (for. 

11), SWs 4,829 

Dunbarton Rd., Lot 304, Ws 2,975 
Durnell Ave. (Wc of Roslin- 

dale Ave.) 216 

Durant St., NWs 1,601 

Eagle St., Lots 46-47-48, NWs 15,000 

Eagle St., Lot 127, SEs 5,000 

Eagle St., Lot 128, SEs 5,000 

Edgemere Rd., Lot 11, Ss 2,400 

Edgemere Rd., Lot 39, SWs.. 2,730 

Edgemere Rd., Lot 40, SWs.. 2,724 

Edgemere Rd., Lot 41, SWs.. 2,718 

Edgemere Rd., Lot 78, NEs.. 2,295 

Edgemere Rd., Lot 79, NEs.. 2,295 

Edgemere Rd.., Lot 82, SEs... 2,100 

Ellerton Rd., Lot 308, Es 2,336 

Ellerton Rd., Lot 309, Es 2,508 

Ellerton Rd., Lot 312, Es 3,025 

Ellerton Rd., Lots 313-314- 

315, Es 11,828 

Ellerton Rd., Lot 316, Ws 2,719 

Ellerton Rd., Lot 317, Ws 2,437 

Ellerton Rd., Lot 318, SWs... 2,529 

Ellswood St., Lot 131 4,296 

Ellswood St., Lot 167, Ns 4,965 

Ellswood St., Lot 169, Ns 5,322 

Fall Rd., Ns, Lot 11 1,330 

Fall Rd.. Ns, Lot 12 1,628 

Fall Rd., Lots 38-39, Ss (SW 

cor. Cottage Rd.) 3,761 

Fall Rd., Lot 40, Ss 1,200 

Fall Rd., Lots 41-42-43, Ss 3,600 

Farragut St., Lot 170, SEs ... 4,081 

Fensmere Rd., Lot 252, SWs 4,000 

Fensmere Rd., Lot 253, SWs 3,000 

Fensmere Rd., Lot 254, SWs 3,000 
Fensmere Rd., Lots 255-256, 

SWs 6,000 

Fensmere Rd., Lot 257, SWs 3,000 

Fensmere Rd., Lot 258, SWs 3,000 
Fensmere Rd., Lots 263-264- 

265, SWs 10,763 

Furbush Rd., Lot 39, NWs... 2,687 

Furbush Rd., Lot 45, NWs... 3,598 



Assessed 
Value 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 

100 
100 
100 
100 
100 

100 
100 

100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 

100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 



100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 
100 

100 
100 
100 

100 
100 
100 



FEBRUARY 10, 1958 



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WARD 20— Continued 




WARD 20— Continued 






Land 






Land 






Area Assessed 




Area Assessed 


Location 


Sq. Ft. 


Value 


Location 


Sq. Ft. 


Value 


Furbush Rd., Lot 46, NWs.... 


4,096 


$100 


New Haven St., Lot 40, Es.... 


4,850 


$100 


Furbush Rd., Lot 58, Ws 


4,406 


100 


New Haven St., Lot 41, Ws.. 


2,000 


100 


Glenellen Rd., Lot 4, Es (for. 






New Haven St., Lot 43, Ws.. 


4,955 


100 


George St.) 


5,742 


100 


New Haven St., Lot 43, Ws.. 


2,000 


100 


Glenellen Rd., Lot 46, NWs.... 


3,175 


100 


New Haven St., Lott 44, Es.... 


4,734 


100 


Grouse St., Lot 160, NEs 


5,000 


100 


New Haven St., Lot 44, Ws.. 


2,000 


100 


Grouse St., Lot 189, SWs 


5,000 


100 


New Haven St., Lot 45, Ws.. 


2,000 


100 


Grouse St., Lot 191, SWs 


5,000 


100 


New Haven St., Lot 46, Ws.. 


2,000 


100 


Grouse St., Lot 197, SWs 


5,000 


100 


New Haven St., Lot 46, Es.... 


3,812 


100 


Grouse St., Lot 199, SWs 


4,950 


100 


New Haven St., Lot 47, Es... 


3,181 


100 


Grove St. (W pt. of Lot 2), 






New Haven St., Lot 47, Ws.. 


2,000 


100 


Ws 


2,340 


100 


New Haven St., Lot 50, Ws.. 


2,000 


100 


Grove St. (W pt. of Lot 3), 






New Haven St., Lot 51, Ws.. 


2,000 


100 


Ws 


2,340 


100 


Newfield St., NEs, Lot 27 


3,200 




Grove St. (W pt. of Lot 4), 






Newfield St., Es, Lot 29 


3,400 




Ws 


2,340 


100 


Oak Ave., Lots 19 & 20, NWs 






Grove St., Lot 5, Ws 


2,340 


100 


(now Miami Ave.) 


7,050 


200 


Grove St., Lot 6, Ws (W pt. 






Oak Rd., Lots 39 & 40, SEs.... 


2,000 


100 


of Lot 6) 


1,920 


100 


Oak Rd., Lots 43 & 44, NWs.. 


3,511 


100 


Grove St., Lot 7, Ws (W pt. 






Oak Rd., Lot 51, SEs 


1,463 


100 


of Lot 7) 


1,136 


100 


Oak Rd., Lot 50, NWs 


787 


100 


Grove St., Lot 7, Ws 


7,165 


200 


Oak Rd., Lot 51, NWs 


1,078 


100 


Grove St., Pt. of Lot 11, Ws.. 


4,163 


100 


Oak Rd., Lot 55, SEs 


1,563 


100 


Grove St., Pt. of Lot 12, Ws.. 


1,979 


100 


Oakdale Ave., Lot 2A, SWs... 


3,268 


200 


Grove St., Pt. of Lot 13, Es.. 


9,667 


1,000 


Oakdale Ave., Lot 3A, SWs... 


3,335 


200 


Grove St., Lot 14, Es 


10,111 


1,000 


Oakdale Ave., Lot 4A, Ws .... 


3,401 


200 


Grove St., Lot 15, Es 


4,341 


400 


Oakdale Ave., Lot 5A, Ws... 


3,382 


200 


Grove St., Lot 503, Es 


5,847 


600 


Overlook Rd., Es 


891 


100 


Grove St., Lot 504, Es 


5,464 


500 


Overlook Rd., Lot 1, SWs 


2,593 


100 


Grove St., Lot 505, Es 


4,910 


500 


Overlook Rd., Lots 2 & 3, Ws 


2,829 


100 


Haekensack Rd., Lot 23, SEs, 






Overlook Rd., Lots 14 & 15, Es 


2,159 


300 




1,863 


200 


Overlook Rd., Lots 16 & 17, Es 


3,336 


100 


Haydn St., Lot 173, SWs 


4,000 


800 


Payson Rd., SWs 


10,538 


300 


Hayes Rd., Lot B, NEs 


113 


100 


Penfield St., Lot 28B, SWs... 


2,950 


400 


Hayes Rd., Lot 9B, Ss (next 






Pine Rd., Lot 5, Ws 


1,238 


100 


to 19) 


5,778 


600 


Pine Rd., Lot 6, Ws 


1,237 
1,029 


100 


High Rd., Lot 1, Ss 


1,190 


100 


Pine Rd., Lot 9, SEs 


100 


High Rd., Lot 18, Ws (NW 






Pine Rd., Lots 9, 10, 11, NWs 


3,099 


100 


cor. Cross Rd.) 


1,628 


100 


Pine Rd., Lot 12, NWs 


948 


100 


High Rd., Lots 32-33, Es 


2,645 


100 


Pine Rd., Lot 13, Ws 


755 


100 


High Rd., Lot 36, Es 


1,201 


100 


Pine Rd., Lots 13 & 14, Es... 


1,541 


100 


High Rd., Lot 37, Es (SE 






Pine Rd., Lots 15 & 16, Ns.... 


1,801 


100 


cor. of Fall Rd.) 


1,672 


100 


Pine Rd., Lots 15-17, Es 


2,849 


100 


High View Ave., Lots 22 & 






Pine Rd., Lots 18-19, Es 


2,404 


100 


139, SWs 


9,972 


100 


Pine Rd., Lots 20-21, Es 


2,908 


100 


High View Ave., Lot 49, NEs 


4,158 


100 


Pine Rd., Lots 24 & 25, Es... 


3,306 


100 


High View Ave., Lots 69-70- 






Pine Rd., Lots 26. 27 & 28, Es 


4,849 


100 


71, NEs 


19,427 


200 


Plover St., Lots 7, 8 & 9, SEs 


16,632 
10,800 


300 


Hillock St., Lot E, NWs 


1,895 


100 


Plover St., Lots 10 & 11, SEs 


200 


Hillock St., Lot 27, NWs 


4,323 


200 


Pond Rd., Lot 4, NEs 


1,000 


100 


Island Terrace, Lot 3, NWs . 


1,787 


100 


Pond Rd., Lots 5 & 6, NEs... 


3,000 


100 


La Grange St., Es 


1,190 


100 


Pond Rd., Lot 7, NEs 


1,000 


100 


La Grange St., Lot 5B, 2, Ns 


255 


100 


Pond Rd., Lot 8, NEs 


1,000 


100 


Lark Hill Rd., Lot 6, SEs 






Pond Rd., Lots 35-36, SWs... 


2,416 


100 


(for. Lark St.) 


685 


100 


Prospect St., Lot 24, SEs 


9,610 


100 


Lasell St., SEs (adjac. to 151) 


1,939 


300 


Prospect St., Lot 25, SWs 


6,493 


300 


ILasell St., Lot 155, SEs 


3.937 


600 


Risley Rd., Part of Lot 93, Es 


618 


100 


Linden Rd., Lot 14, NWs 


1,545 


100 


Risley Rd., Part of Lot 100, 






Linden Rd., Lot 15, NWs 


1,525 


100 


Ws 


959 


100 


Linden Rd., Lot 16, NWs 


1,505 


100 


Riverview St., Lot 15, Es 


5,413 


200 


Linden Rd., Lot 17, NWs 


1,485 


100 


Riverview St., Lot 31, SEs.... 


4,387 


200 


Linden Rd., Lot 18, NWs 


1,465 


100 


Riverview St., Lot 36, SEs.... 


2,933 


200 


Linden Rd., Lot 19, NWs 


1,445 


100 


Riverview St., Lot 48, Es 


6,086 


400 


Linden Rd., Lot 23, Ws 


1,366 


100 


Russett Rd., Lot 247C, Ws.... 


152 


100 


Linden Rd., Lot 24, Ws 


1,346 


100 


Salman St., Lot 10, Ws 


6,456 


100 


Linden Rd., Lot 25, Ws 


1,326 


100 


Seymour Rd., Lot 126, Ss 


3,200 


100 


Linden Rd., Lot 26, SWs 


1,306 


100 


South St. (for. 1081), NEs.... 


4,625 


500 


Linden Rd., Lot 27, SWs 


1,286 


100 


Spring Rd., Lot 4, SWs 


727 


100 


Linden Rd., Lots 36-37, Ws... 


2,214 


100 


Spring Rd., Lot 23, NEs 


1,334 


100 


Linden Rd., Lots 38-39, Ws... 


2,527 


100 


Stearns Rd., Lots 133-138 & 






Linden Rd., Lot 45, Es 


1,200 


100 


21, Es (junction at High 






Linden Rd., Lot 46, Es 


1,200 
1,200 


100 
100 




35,666 


100 


Linden Rd., Lot 47, Es 


Stearns Rd., Lot 178A, NEs, 




Linden Rd., Lot 48, Es 


1,200 
1,218 


100 
100 


rear 


1,226 
1,090 


100 


Linden Rd., Lot 49, Es 


Stimson Rd., Lot 4, NWs 


100 


Linden Rd., Lot 52, SEs 


1,324 


100 


Stimson Rd., Lot 5, Ws 


1.788 


100 


Linden Rd., Lot 53, SEs 


1,359 


100 


Stimson St., Lot 13, NEs 


3,200 


100 


Linden Rd., Lots 54-55, SEs.. 


2,825 


100 


Stimson St., Lot 23, Ns 


4,500 


200 


Linden Rd., Lots 56-57, SEs.. 


2,966 


100 


Sunset Hill Rd., SEs 


1,460 


200 


Linden Rd., Lots 58-59, SEs.. 


3,108 


100 


Sunset Hill Rd., Lot 9, SEs... 


1,680 


300 


Linden Rd., Lots 60-61, SEs.. 


3,249 


100 


Sylvan St., SEs, Lot 26 


3,336 




Maple St., NEs 


1,869 


300 


Taft Place, NWs 


2,340 


200 


Moreland St., Lot 25, Ns 


7,800 


100 


Thrush St., Lot 113, Ss 


5,000 


100 


Morrison St., SEs 


5,155 


100 


Thrush St., Lot 114, Ss 


5,000 


100 


Morrison St., Lot 120, NWs.. 


5,000 


100 


Thrush St., Lot 115, SWs 


5,000 


100 


New Haven St., Lot 31, SEs.. 


4,000 


200 


Thrush St., Lot 118, Ns 


6,614 


100 


New Haven St., Lot 36, Ws ... 


2,228 


100 


Trevore St., Lot 72, NWs 


2,800 


100 


New Haven St., Lot 37, NWs 


2,108 


100 


Veterans of Foreign Wars 






New Haven St., Lot 38, Ws.. 


2,003 


100 


Parkway, Lot 16F, Ws 


18 


100 


New Haven St., Lot 39, Ws.. 


2,002 


100 


Walnut Rd., Lots 10 & 11, 






New Haven St., Lot 40, Ws.. 


2,000 


100 


NWs 


3,280 


100 



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WARD 20— Continued 




WARD 22— Continued 






Land 








Land 






Area Assessed 






Area Assessed 


Location 


Sq. Ft. 


Value 


Location 




Sq. Ft. 


Value 


Walnut Rd., Lots 12 & 13, 






*30 Bennett St., SWs (2% 


-St. 








3,152 


$100 






12,623 
3,560 


$9,200 


Walnut Rd., Lots 14 & 15, 


Bethune St., Ws 




200 


NWs 


3.024 
1,295 


100 
100 


Bethune St., Lot 18, NEs 
Bethune St., Lot 19, NEs. 




19,430 
17,688 


600 


Walnut Rd., Lot 21. Ws 


600 


Walnut Rd., Lot, Ws 


1,270 


100 


Bigelow St., Lot 49, Ws... 




8,578 


800 


Walnut Rd., Lot 23, Ws 


1,249 


100 


Bigelow St., Lot 55, NWs. 




12,158 


600 


Walnut Rd Lot 24 NWs 


1,229 
1,161 


100 






431 


100 


Walnut Rd., Lot 33, NWs 


100 


Brackett St. (rear 23-5 


5), 






Walnut Rd Lot 34, NWs 


1,126 
2,450 


100 


NEs 




1,200 


200 


Walnut Rd., Lots 40 & 47, Es 


100 


Brayton Ter., Lot 82 




3,135 


200 


Walnut Rd., Lots 48 & 49, Es 


2,505 


100 


Burton St., Lot E, NWs, 


•ear 


1,156 


100 


Walnut Rd., Lot 53, Es 


1,638 


100 


Burton St., Lot F, NWs, 


ear 


1,129 


100 


Walnut St., Lot 50, Ss 


9,100 


200 


Burton St., Lot G, NWs, 


rear 


1,118 


100 


Walnut St., Lot 74. NEs 


10,400 


200 


Burton St., Lot H, NWs, 


rear 


1,125 


100 


Walworth St., Lot 143, SEs.... 


2,745 


300 


Burton St., Lot 75 A, 


SEs 






Washington St., Ns 


254,000 


4,000 


(jctn. Tilton St.) 




1,981 


200 


Washington St., NWs 


2,918 




Burton St., Lot 76, SEs.... 




5,826 


500 


Washington St., Pt. Lot A, 






Charlesview St., Lot 58, NWs 


9,886 


400 




6,389 
4,400 


100 
600 


Chiswick Ter., Lot 26, SWs 
at end 


240 




Washington St., Lot 83, NWs 


100 


Washington St., Lot 84, NWs 


5,000 


1,200 


Chiswick Ter., Lot 27, Ss 


at 






Washington St., Lot 174, NWs 


4,000 


800 


end 




240 


100 


Wedgemere Rd., SWs at end 


900 


100 


Cresthill Rd., Lot 22, 


Ns 






Wedgemere Rd.. Lot 34, NEs 


2,965 


100 


(NW cor. of Parsons 


St.) 


4,210 


600 


Westmoor Rd., Lot 215, SEs ... 


2,400 


100 


Cumin St., SEs 




4,000 


100 


Westmoor Rd., Lot 227, NEs 


3,343 


100 


Dunboy St., Lot C, Es, rear.... 


9,092 


500 


Westmoor Rd., Lot 228, NEs 


3,000 


100 


Eastburn St., SEs (S cor 


of 






Westmoor Rd., Lot 229, NEs 


.3,000 


100 






6,013 


500 


Westmoor Rd., Lots 230 to 






Electric Ave., Ns 




1,100 


100 


238, NEs 


27,000 


100 


Fletcher St., Lot 47, Es.... 




3,133 


300 


Weymouth Ave., Lot 4A, (for. 






Fletcher St., Lot 48, Es 




2,800 


200 


Washington Heights Ave) , 






Franklin St., Lot 37, Es ... 




1,880 


500 


NEs 


3,883 


400 


Gardena St., Lot 4, NEs 




2,983 


500 


Wevmouth Ave., Lot 161, Ws 


4,681 


200 


Hobson St., Ws, rear 




226 


100 


Willers St., Lot 260, SEs 


2,820 


100 


Lake St., Ws (adjacent 24-26 






Willers St., Lot 267, SEs 


2,808 
2,722 


100 
100 


Lake St.) 




1,252 


400 


Willers St., Lot 274, SEs 


Larch St., Ss (junction 


of 




Willers St., Lot 276, SEs 


2,697 


100 


Kenrick St.) 




2,082 


100 


Willers St., Lots 342-347, inc., 






Leicester St., Lot 15, NWs 


6,050 


1,300 


SEs 


17,177 


100 


Lincoln St. (between 252 rear 






Willers St., Lots 348-350, inc., 






and 254), Ns 




377 


100 


SEs 


8,755 
5,000 


100 
.-100 


Litchfield St., Lot 37 

Litchfield St., Lot 38 




4,600 
4,600 


500 


Willet St., Lot 55, SWs 


500 


Willet St., Lots 56, 57, 58, 






Mead St., Lot 29, Es 




1,710 


200 


SWs ...... 


15,000 


200 


Mead St., Lot 30, Es 




1,710 


200 


Willet St., Lots 66, 67, 68, Ws 


15,000 


200 


Mead St., Lot 31, Es 




1,710 


200 


Willet St., Lot 94, NEs 


5,000 


100 


Mead St., Lot 32, Es 




1,710 


200 


Willet St., Lot 112, Es 


5,000 


100 


Mead St., Lot 33, Es 




1,710 


200 


Woodard Rd. (for. Park St.) 


20 


100 


Mead St., Lot 34, Es 




1,710 


200 


Woodley Ave., Lot 9, NEs... 


5,300 


100 


Mead St., Lot 35, Es 




1,710 


200 


Woodley Ave., Lot 10A, NEs 


7,570 


300 


Mead St., Lot 36, Es 




1,710 


200 








Oakland PI. (for. 1), NEs.... 


2,826 


200 


WARD 21. 






Presentation Rd., Lot 


67, 








Land 
Area 




NWs 




3,928 


200 




Assessed 


Presentation Rd., Lot 


68, 




Location 


Sq. Pt. 
9,681 


Value 
$2,000 


NWs 




3,034 

2,141 

4,760 


200 


Presentation Rd., Lot 
NWs 


69, 








Commonwealth Ave., Lot L, 


Richards St., Lot 88, SEs 




300 


SEs (rear 1714) 

Euston Rd., Lots 10, 11, 12, 

13, Ws (4 parcels) 

Euston Rd., Lot 30, Es 

Glenville Ave., Lot B, SEs 


298 

16,392 
2,350 

851 
5,049 
5,377 
3,281 
4,356 

251 

309 

898 

2,328 

2,435 

23,569 


200 

soo 

600 

100 
500 
500 
700 
1,100 

100 

100 

600 

• 300 

400 

18,800 


Richards St., Lot 89, SEs 
Richards St., Lot 90, SEs 
Richards St., Lot 91, SEs 
Richards St., Lot 92, SEs 
cor. Tilton St.) 


(S 


4,760 
5,330 
4,319 

4,520 
2,713 
2,713 

1,569 

1,672 
4,068 
7,727 

2,068 
9,348 
10,363 
12,115 
18,559 


300 
300 
300 

400 




Saybrook St., Lot 126, Ss 
Saybrook St., Lot 127, Ss 
Saybrook Ter., Lot 13, NEs 




Leamington Rd., Lot 80, Ns.. 
Leamington Rd., Lot 81, Ns.. 
Nottinghill Rd., Lot 14, Es.... 


500 
500 

200 




Saybrook Ter., Lot 14, NEs 
rear 




Summit Ave., SE pt. of Lot 


200 


44, SWs 

Warren St., NEs (extending 
thru to Commonwealth 
Ave.) ; 


School St., Lot 59, Ns 

Seven Pine St., Lot 101, Ws ... 

Seven Pine St., Lot 104, Ss 

(for. Adamson St.) 


400 
700 


Glenville Ave., Lot D, Ss 

Nottinghill Rd., Lot 15, SEs.. 
Nottinghill Rd., Lot 16, SEs.. 
Peterborough St., Lot 3, Ss.... 


200 


Tilton St., Lot 14, NEs 

Tilton St., Lot 15, Ns 

Tilton St., Lot 16, Ns 

Tilton St., Lot 17, NEs 




600 
400 
500 
600 


WARD 22. 


Land 

Area 

Sq. Ft. 




Tilton St., Lot 70, Ss (SW 
cor. of Richards St.) 


3,048 
2,141 
3,034 


200 




Assessed 


Tilton St., Lot 71, Ss... 
Tilton St., Lot 72, Ss.... 




100 
200 






Tilton St., Lot 73, Ss ... 




3,928 
3 883 


300 


Antwerp St., NWs (extends 






Tilton St., Lot 74, Ss... 




200 




4,775 
4,260 


$500 
800 


Tilton St., Lot 75, Ss... 
Tilton St., Lot 93, Ss... 




2,897 
5,153 
4 379 




Arden St., Lot 87, Es 




200 
400 


Bellamy St., NEs, Lot 62 






Tilton St., Lot 94, Ss ... 




400 


Now Presentation Rd 


2,475 


200 


Tilton St., Lot 96, Ss (SW 






Bellamy St., Lot 103, Ns 


6,010 
5,723 


500 
300 


cor. Bethune St.) 




2,408 
2,578 


200 


Bellamy St., Lot 105, Ns 


Tilton St., Lot 106, Ns..„ 




100 



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WARD 22— Continued 

Land 

Area Assessed 

Location Sq. Ft. Value 

Tilton St., Lot 107, Ns 3,608 $200 

Tilton St., Lot 108, Ns 3,625 200 

Tilton St., Lot 109, Ns 3,739 200 

Tilton St., Lot 110, Ns 3,912 200 

Tilton St., Lot 111, Ns 4,158 300 

Tilton St., Lot 112, Ns 4,503 500 

Tilton St., Lot 113, Ns 4,367 400 

Tremont St., Ns (adj. 65) 3,159 300 

Tremont St., Ns, rear, Par. 2 5,800 500 

Tremont St., Ns, rear, Par. 3 5,800 500 

Washington St., Ss 1,038 200 

Windom St., Lot 102, NEs 4,000 600 

On motion of Councillor Piemonte, the City 
Clerk was directed to take whatever steps may be 
necessary to have the communications printed in 
full in the proceedings of the Minutes of the City 
Council of this date, including but without limiting 
the same to the reprinting of also those parcels of 
land which are held in the Real Property Depart- 
ment to be sold at public auction. 

The foregoing message and communications were 
placed on file. 



PETITIONS REFERRED. 

The following petitions were received and re- 
ferred to the committee named, viz.: 

Claims. 

Lucille Byrne, for compensation for injuries 
caused by an alleged defect at Cottage and Sumner 
streets, East Boston. 

Chan On, for compensation for damage to prop- 
erty at 77 Harrison avenue, Boston, caused by 
i'3i!c in S3iV3r. 

P. Joseph Cunningham, to be reimbursed as 
result of accident which occurred while in per- 
formance of duty as employee of Public Works 
Department, Water Division. 

Clair R. Desjardin, to be reimbursed as result of 
accident which occurred while in performance of 
duty as employee of Public Works Department, 
Sanitary Division. 

Constance Fondoulakis, for compensation for 
injuries caused by an alleged defect in Compton 
street, Boston. 

William C. Millerick, to be reimbursed as result 
of execution issued against him on account of his 
acts as employee of Fire Department. 

Phyllis Whittingham, for compensation for in- 
juries caused by an alleged defect at 96 West 
Cedar street, Boston. 



APPLICATIONS FOR SHELLFISH PERMITS. 

Applications for commercial use shellfish permits 
were received from the following: 

Rupert Y. Hodgkins, Jr., 254 East Eagle street, 
East Boston, Ward 1; William L. Snow, 49 West 
Eagle street, East Boston, Ward 1; Joseph F. 
Wardell, 50 Barnes avenue, East Boston, Ward 1 . 

Severally referred to the Committee on Licenses. 



TEMPORARY APPOINTMENTS TO CLERK 
OF COMMITTEES DEPARTMENT. 

Coun. McDONOUGH offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective February 12, 1958, the 
following-named persons be, and they hereby are, 
appointed in the service of the Clerk of Commit- 
tees Department to the positions set against their 
respective names until the second Wednesday of 
March, 1958, at the salaries in effect for them on 
February 11, 1958: 

Francis R. Burke, temporary clerk; Nicholas 
DiMella, temporary stenographer; Agnes G. 
Dinsmore, temporary clerk-receptionist; Coleman 
P. Flaherty, temporary clerk; John J. Kerrigan, 
temporary clerk; Paul G. O'Hara, temporary 
clerk; Frances B. Winn, temporary clerk; Jeanne 
Silver, temporary stenographer-clerk. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



THE COMMONWEALTH TO PAY ALL 
EXPENSES OF COURT OPERATIONS. 

Coun. McDONOUGH offered the following: 

Whereas, There is on file for a hearing before the 
Committee on the Judiciary of the General Court 
of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts "Docu- 
ment Number House 296, Petition of John A. Daly, 
Daniel M. O'Sullivan, and Norman S. Weinberg 
that the Commonwealth Pay All Expenses of 
Court Operations"; and 

Whereas, Such legislation would result in the 
saving to the City of Boston of an estimated 
amount of $4,500,000 each year; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council go on 
record as being in favor of House Bill No. 296 and 
call upon the Great and General Court to pass 
this legislation. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension of 
the rules. 



HEARING BY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 
ON GROUP LIFE INSURANCE, ETC., 
FOR EMPLOYEES. 

Coun. PIEMONTE offered the following: 
Ordered, That the Executive Committee of the 
Boston City Council consider the contents of the 
communication of the Director of Administrative 
Services referred to the Executive Committee on 
May 20, 1957, relative to establishing contributory 
group life, accident, hospitalization, medical and 
surgical services for employees under General Laws, 
chapter 32B; and that representatives of the 
various municipal employees organizations be 
specifically notified of date, time and place of 
such hearing. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION TO 
CHARLES G. HADDAD. 

Coun. WHITE offered the following: 
Resolved, That the City Council of Boston 
favors the consideration by the Legislature of the 
petition now held under Joint Rule 7B, authorizing 
the City of Boston to pay certain compensation to 
Charles G. Haddad, provided that such legislation, 
if enacted, includes a referendum to the Mayor 
and City Council. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension 
of the rules. 



EVALUATION OF MECHANICAL GARAGE 
PARKING FACILITIES. 

Coun. FOLEY offered the following: 
Ordered, That the Real Property Department 
conduct an immediate evaluation of the operation 
of the Hayward Place and Province Street off- 
street parking high-rise mechanical facilities for 
the purpose of guiding the future development of 
our downtown off-street parking program. 
Passed under suspension of the rules. 



REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON 
APPROPRIATIONS AND TAX ORDERS 
BY MARCH 24, 1958. 

Coun. McDONOUGH offered the following: 
Ordered, That the Committee on Appropriations 
and Finance to whom was referred on February ;■! , 
1958, the appropriations and tax orders for the 
year 1958 be directed to submit to the City Council 
on or before March 24, 1958, its report and recom- 
mendations on the said appropriations and tax 
orders. 

Coun. WHITE in the chair. 



Coun. McLAUGHLIN moved that the order be 
referred to the Committee on Appropriations and 
Finance. The motion was lost. 

Coun. McDONOUGH moved suspension of the 
rules and passage of the order. 

The motion to suspend the rules was lost. 

On further motion of Councillor McDonough, 
the foregoing order was referred to the Executive 
Committee. 



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CITY COUNCIL 



COPIES OF BUDGET SHEETS BE SUPPLIED 
TO COUNCILLORS AND MEMBERS 
OF THE PRESS. 

Coun. IANNELLA offered the following: 

Ordered, That eaeli department of the City of 
Boston supply each and every councillor with a 
copy of the supporting detail sheets of the budget 
of his Honor in order that the City Council may 
better understand and study the various aspects 
of the said budget. 

Coun. 1TEMONTE moved to amend the fore- 
going order by striking out the words "each de- 
partment" and insert in place thereof the words 
" Budget Division of the Administrative Services 
Department." 

Coun. FOLEY moved to further amend the 
foregoing order by adding the following words 
"and be it further ordered: That additional copies 
be prepared for each member of the City Hall 
Press force." 

The foregoing motion of Councillor Piemonte 
was carried. 

The foregoing motion of Councillor Foley was 
carried. 

The foregoing order, as amended, was passed 
under suspension of the rules. 



President McDONOUGH in the chair. 



LOCATE NEW TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL 
NEAR WILLIAM MORRISSEY BOULE- 
VARD. 

Coun. FOLEY offered the following: 
Ordered, That the Planning Board and the 
School Department be requested, through his 
Honor the Mayor, to consider the wisdom of 
locating the new Boston Technical High School at 
or near William Morrissey Boulevard in a campus- 
type location integrated with Boston College High 
School. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Services 
and Recreation. 



RECESS. 

On motion of Councillor White, the Council 
voted to take a recess at 4.25 p.m., subject to the 
call of the Chair. The members reassembled in 
the Council Chamber and were called to order by 
President McDONOUGH at 0.28 p.m. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CLAIMS. 

Coun. McCORMACK, for the Committee on 
Claims, submitted the following: 

1. Report on petition of James D. Kennedy 
(referred January 20) for indemnification for hos- 
pital, surgical, medical and nursing expenses in- 
curred as a result of an injury sustained by him 
while in the performance of his duty as a member 
of the Fire Department — recommending passage of 
the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 100 
of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon petition 
of James D. Kennedy, a member of the Fire 
Department, for indemnification for hospital, 
surgical, medical and nursing expenses incurred 
as a result of an injury received through no fault 
of his own while in the performance of his duty on 
October 15, 1957, there be allowed and paid, as 
recommended by the Fire Commissioner and 
approved by the Corporation Counsel, to the 
following the amount stated: 

Dr. Lombard J. Daley, 569 Broadway, 

South Boston $100 

said amount to be charged to the appropriation for 
Executions of Court, Damage Claims and Reim- 
bursements. 

2. Report on petition of Paul J. DeRosa 
(referred January 20), for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical and nursing expenses 
incurred as a result of an injury sustained by him 
while in the performance of his duty as a member 
of the Fire Department — recommending passage of 
the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 100 
of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon petition of 
Paul J. DeRosa, a member of the Fire Department, 
for indemnification for hospital, surgical, medical 



and nursing expenses incurred as a result of an 
injury received through no fault of his own while 
in the performance of his duty on April 30, 1955, 
there be allowed and paid, as recommended by the 
Fire Commissioner and approved by the Corpora- 
tion Counsel, to the following the amounts stated: 

B. A. Godvin, M.D., 483 Beacon street $130 

Max Goldman, M.D., 176 Bay State road. . . 125 

Total $255 

said sum to be charged to the appropriation 
for Executions of Court, Damage Claims and 
Reimbursements. 

3. Report on petition of William J. Cullinane 
(referred January 20), for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical and nursing expenses 
incurred as a result of an injury sustained by him 
while in the performance of his duty as a member 
oi the Fire Department — recommending passage 
of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 100 
of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon petition 
of William J. Cullinane, a member of the Fire 
Department, for indemnification for hospital, 
surgical, medical and nursing expenses incurred 
as a result of an injury received through no fault 
of his own while in the performance of his duty on 
April 17, 1957, there be allowed and paid, as 
recommended by the Fire Commissioner and 
approved by the Corporation Counsel, to the 
following the amounts stated: 

William J. Cullinane (petitioner), 18 

Seaverns avenue, Jamaica Plain $10.32 

James C. Walker, M.D., 412 Beacon street. 25.00 



Total $35.32 

said sum to be charged to the appropriation for 
Executions of Court, Damage Claims and Reim- 
bursements. 

4. Report on petition of William G. Carpenter 
(referred January 20), for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical and nursing expenses 
incurred as a result of an injury sustained by him 
while in the performance of his duty as a member 
of the Fire Department — recommending passage 
of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 100 
of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon petition 
of William G. Carpenter, a member of the Fire 
Department, for indemnification for hospital, 
surgical, medical and nursing expenses incurred 
as a result of an injury received through no fault 
of his own while in the performance of his duty 
on October 29, 1957, there be allowed and paid, 
as recommended by the Fire Commissioner and 
approved by the Corporation Counsel, to the 
following the amount stated: 

Carney Hospital, 2100 Dorchester avenue, 

Dorchester $282. 18 

said amount to be charged to the appropriation 
for Executions of Court, Damage Claims and 
Reimbursements. 

5. Report on petition of Frank DiBattista 
(referred January 27) for reimbursement as a 
result of an execution issued against him on 
account of his acts as an employee of the Water 
Division, Public Works Department — recommend- 
ing passage of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That the sum of six hundred seventy- 
five dollars and ten cents ($675.10) be allowed 
and paid to Frank DiBattista in reimbursement 
for amount of execution issued against him on 
account of his acts as an employee of the Water 
Division, Public Works Department, said sum to 
be charged to the appropriation for Executions of 
Court, Damage Claims and Reimbursements. 

6. Report on petition of Thomas J. McCarthy 
(referred January 27) for reimbursement as a result 
of executions issued against him on account of his 
acts as a member of the Police Department — 
recommending passage of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That the sum of two hundred seventy- 
seven dollars and six cents ($277.06) be allowed 
and paid to Thomas J. McCarthy in reimbursement 
for amount of executions issued against him on 
account of his acts as a member of the Police De- 
partment, said sum to be charged to the appro- 
priation for Executions of Court, Damage Claims 
and Reimbursements. 

7. Report on petition of Robert F. Curtis 
(referred January 27) for reimbursement as a 
result of an execution issued against him on account 
of his acts as an employee of the Mayor's Office — ■ 
recommending passage of the accompanying order 



FEBRUARY 10, 1958 



84 



Ordered, That the sum of seven hundred fifty 
dollars ($750) be allowed and paid to Robert F. 
Curtis in reimbursement for amount of execution 
issued against him on account of his acts as an 
employee of the Mayor's Office, said sum to be 
charged to the appropriation for Executions of 
Court, Damage Claims and Reimbursements. 

8. Report on petition of Francis A. Sullivan 
(referred January 20) for reimbursement as a result 
of an execution issued against him on account of 
his acts as a member of the Police Department — 
recommending passage of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That the sum of eleven hundred dollars 
($1,100) be allowed and paid to Francis A. Sullivan 
in reimbursement for amount of execution issued 
against him on account of his acts as a member of 
the Police Department, said sum to be charged to 
the appropriation for Executions of Court, Damage 
Claims and Reimbursements. 

9. Report on petition of Edward J. Silva 
(referred January 20) for reimbursement as a 
result of an execution issued against him on account 
of his acts as a member of the Police Department — 
recommending passage of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That the sum of seven hundred eighty- 
six dollars and eighty-five cents ($786.85) be 
allowed and paid to Edward J. Silva in reimburse- 
ment for amount of execution issued against him 
on account of his acts as a member of the Police 
Department, said sum to be charged to the appro- 
priation for Executions of Court, Damage Claims 
and Reimbursements. 

10. Report on petition of Edward J. Silva 
(referred January 20) for reimbursement as a 
result of an execution issued against him on 
account of his acts as a member of the Police 
Department — recommending passage of the accom- 
panying order: 

Ordered, That the sum of two hundred sixty- 
eight dollars and eighty-five cents ($268.85) be 
allowed and paid to Edward J. Silva in reimburse- 
ment for amount of execution issued against hiin 
on account of his acts as a member of the Police 
Department, said sum to be charged to the ap- 
propriation for Executions of Court, Damage 
Claims and Reimbursements. 

11. Report on petition of Edward D. Skane 
(referred January 20), for reimbursement as a 
result of an execution issvied against him on account 
of his acts as a member of the Police Department — 
recommending passage of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That the sum of fourteen hundred 
dollars ($1,400) be allowed and paid to Edward D. 
Skane in reimbursement for amount of execution 
issued against him on account of his acts as a mem- 
ber of the Police Department, said sum to be 
charged to the appropriation for Executions of 
Court, Damage Claims and Reimbursements. 

12. Report on petition of Eugene W. Dumas 
(referred January 20), for reimbursement as a 
result of an execution issued against him on account 
of his acts as a member of the Police Department — ■ 
recommending passage of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That the sum of three thousand two 
hundred thirty-seven dollars and fifty-three cents 
($3,237.53) be allowed and paid to Eugene W. 
Dumas in reimbursement for amount of execution 
issued against him on account of his acts as a 
member of the Police Department, said sum to be 
charged to the appropriation for Executions of 
Court, Damage Claims and Reimbursements. 

13. Report on petition of Joseph Pirrello (re- 
ferred January 20), for reimbursement as a result 
of an execution issued against him on account of 
his acts as a member of the Police Department — 
recommending passage of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That the sum of five thousand six 
hundred forty-one dollars and fifty cents ($5,- 
641.50) be allowed and paid to Joseph Pirrello in 
reimbursement for amount of execution issued 
against him on account of his acts as a member 
of the Police Department, said sum to be charged 
to the appropriation for Executions of Court, 
Damage Claims and Reimbursements. 

The reports were accepted, and the orders were 
severally passed. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LICENSES. 

Conn. FOLEY, for the Committee on Licenses, 
submitted the following : 

1. Report on applications (referred January 0) 
for commercial use shellfish permits for Edward W. 



Elms and Anthony J. Ferragamo — recommending 
that permits be granted. 

The report was accepted, and the permits were 
severally granted under the usual conditions. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON 
CONFIRMATIONS. 

Coun. HAILER, for the Committee on Con- 
firmations, submitted the following: 

Report on appointment by the Mayor (referred 
February 3) of James A. Vaughn as weigher of 
goods for the term ending April 30, 1958 — recom- 
mending that the appointment be confirmed. 

The report was accepted, and the question came 
on confirmation. Committee, Councillors Foley 
and Iannella. Whole number of ballots 9, yeas 9, 
and the appointment was confirmed. 



INFORMATION ON PERSONNEL EX- 
PENDITURES FOR JANUARY AND 
FEBRUARY, 1958, AND DEPART- 
MENTAL LOANS OF 1955 AND 1956. 

Coun. HAILER offered the following: 
Ordered, That under the provisions of section 17f 
of chapter 452 of the Acts of 1948, bis Honor 
the Mayor be requested to present to the City 
Council, through the City Auditor, by February 
24, 1958, the following: 

1. Expenditures for permanent personnel by 
department for January, 1958, and for February, 
1958, when available. 

2. Information to complete data on purchases 
from departmental equipment loans of 1955 and 
1956 as submitted to City Council on March 25, 
1957. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



INFORMATION ON REPAIRS TO BUILD- 
INGS AND STRUCTURES. 

Coun. HAILER offered the following: 
Ordered, That under the provisions of section 
17f of chapter 452 of the Acts of 1948, his Honor 
the Mayor be requested to present to the City 
Council, through the Supervisor of Budgets, 
by February 24, 1958, a breakdown of requested 
repairs to buildings and structures (Item 260, 
under Contractual Services) by building and 
description of request as approved in budget by 
Mayor. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



BEST WISHES TO THE VERY REVEREND 
JOSEPH R. N. MAXWELL. 

Coun. MoDONOUGH, for all the Councillors, 
offered the following: 

Whereas, Very Reverend Joseph R. N. Maxwell 
has the unique distinction of having served as 
President of both Holy Cross and Boston Colleges; 
and 

Whereas, Father Maxwell is one of this nation's 
leading educators, as well as a writer and poet, and 
has distinguished himself in many intellectual 
fields; and 

Whereas, He was the first college president to 
have been awarded the George Carens trophy by 
the sportswriters last December for his contribu- 
tion to athletics as a result of his untiring drive to 
raise funds for the erection of a new athletic stadium 
on the Boston College grounds; and 

Whereas, Under Father Maxwell's able and 
vigorous administration as President of Boston 
College for the past six and one half years, it has 
become the third largest Catholic college in the 
nation; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council, in 
meeting assembled, extends its sincere and very 
best wishes for every success to Father Maxwell in 
his new position as Consultant to the Rector of 
the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro . 

The resolution was adopted under suspension of 
the rules. 



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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT. 

Coun. WHITE, for the Executive Committee, 
submitted the following: 

1. Report on order (referred today) for sub- 
mission by Committee on Appropriations and 
Finance of its report and recommendations on 
appropriations and tax orders on or before March 
24, 1958 — recommending that the order ought 
to pass. 

The report was accepted. 

Coun. McCORMACK moved that the foregoing 
order be amended by inserting after the word 
"directed" the words "to make every possible 
effort." The motion was lost, yeas 4, nays 5: 

Yeas — Councillors Foley, Kerrigan, McCormack, 
McLaughlin— 4. 



Nays — Councillors Hailer, Iannella, McDonough, 
Piemonte, White — 5. 

The foregoing order was passed. 



Adjourned, at 7.15 p.m., on motion of Councillor 
McLaughlin, to meet on Monday, February 17, 
1058, at 2 p.m. 



Note: All debate of City Council climi 
nated from proceedings in accordance with 
Chapter 447, Acts of 1947. 

(Stenographic copy of such debate on file 
in office of City Clerk.) 



City op Boston 

Administrative Services Department 

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Proceedings of City Council 



Monday, February 17, 1958. 

Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Council Chamber, City Hall, at 2 p.m., President 
McDONOUGH in the chair. Absent, Councillor 
White. 

The Reverend Arnold E. Kelley, of St. Leo's 
Roman Catholic Church, Dorchester, was escorted 
to the rostrum. 



INVOCATION BY THE REV. ARNOLD E. 
KELLEY. 

Almighty and Eternal Father, Thou Who 
knowest all tilings, in our nothingness and our 
ignorance we call upon Thee for divine guidance 
and assistance in carrying out the work entrusted 
to our care. 

As trustees of the general welfare of our brothers 
in this city, we beg Thee to enlighten our under- 
standing of the problems which face us ; strengthen 
our wills to obey the dictates of our consciences. 

Make us, O all-good God, attentive to all Thy 
inspirations and thus dedicated servants of your 
people thinking and acting not for our own self- 
interests but rather for the common good. Amen. 



The meeting was opened with the salute to the 
Flag. 



SUPPORTING DETAIL SHEETS ON 
BUDGET. 

The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, February 12, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

I submit herewith memorandum from the 
Supervisor of Budgets relative to your recent order 
requesting certain detail sheets relative 4o the 
budget. 

You will note from the memorandum that to 
provide the sheets as requested would be quite 
expensive. I also call attention to the fact that 
two copies of the budget sheets requested will be 
at hand at all City Council budget hearings. 
Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Administrative Services Department, 

February 12, 1958. 
Memorandum to the Mayor. 

To supply sixteen copies of supporting detail 
sheets as requested in the attached order would 
require the following: 

The cost of the 32,000 sheets would be approxi- 
mately $2,000. This department does not have 
the personnel to do the required typing. If all 
departments were required to do their own typing, 
in the majority of cases, it would require payment 
of overtime. 

The other possible method would be by photostat 
process. I have conferred with the Chief Engineer 
of the Survey Division of the Public Works Depart- 
ment and he informed me to purchase the required 
photostat material would cost $2,200 and if the 
work was to be performed by the Survey Division 
personnel it would be necessary to do it on an over- 
time basis. In addition, he stated that it would cost 
approximately $8,800 to have this done by an 
outside concern. 

Two copies of these sheets are on file in this 
office and are available for examination by any 
i nterested parties. These two copies are also on 
hand at all City Council budget hearings. 

John G. Pickett, 
Supervisor of Budgets. 



In connection with the foregoing message of the 
Mayor, Councillor Iannella offered the following: 

Moved, That his Honor the Mayor be requested 
by your Honorable Body to take all necessary 
action to furnish each and every member of the 
Council a copy of the detailed sheets of the budget, 
even though the cost of said work will be in the 
vicinity of about $8,000 as specified in the com- 
munication of the Supervisor of Budgets. 

Councillor McCORMACK offered the following: 

Moved, That the foregoing motion of Councillor 
Iannella be referred to the Committee on Ap- 
propriations and Finance, and that the said com- 
mittee be directed forthwith to consult with Mr. 
Pickett, Supervisor of Budgets, relative to the 
feasibility of getting the copies made up, what said 
copies are going to cost and when the Council may 
expect to receive them. 

The motion of Councillor McCormack was 
carried. 

The foregoing message of the Mayor and fore- 
going motion were referred to the Committee on 
Appropriations and Financ3. 



CLOSING OF WAYFARERS' LODGE. 
The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, February 17, 1958 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith communications from the 
Secretary of the Overseers of Public Welfare with 
reference to the Wayfarers' Lodge and the termina- 
tion of its activities at 30 Hawkins street. 
Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Overseers of the Public Welfare, 

February 6, 1958. 
Hon. John B. Hynes, 

Mayor of Boston. 
Dear Mayor Hynes: 

Shortly after the experimental closing of the 
Wayfarers' Lodge there had been some objection 
made to members of the City Council and I was 
asked to appear before the Council to discuss the 
closing of the lodge. I did so and explained in 
detail that it would effect a financial saving to 
Boston without loss or interruption of service. 
I explained further that the department was ex- 
perimenting with the purchase of the service and 
that no final decision would be made until the plan 
had been carefully tested. At that time an in- 
formal request was made to me that prior to the 
action of the Board in closing the lodge, the 
Council be consulted. 

I understand that^ it is proper procedure for 
communications of this sort to be directed through 
your office and I have enclosed a formal com- 
munication relative to the closing. If in your 
opinion it should be transmitted to the City 
Council, I respectfully request that this action 
be taken. 

Very truly yours, 
William F. Lally, Secretary. 

City of Boston, 
Overseers of the Public Welfare, 

February 6, 1958. 
Hon. John B. Hynes, 

Mayor of Boston. 
Dear Mayor Hynes: 

As you know, for the past three months the 
Overseers of the Public Welfare have been experi- 
menting with the purchase of lodgings for homeless 
men. This service has been purchased from the 
Boston Industrial Home and service equal to, if 
not superior to that formerly provided at the 
Wayfarers' Lodge, has been purchased at far less 
cost to the City of Boston over the three-month 
period. The delay in. the finality of closing the 
lodge was to be certain that no vigorous objections 
would be raised by citizen groups and also that 
the Board would have ample time to carefully weigh 
what seemed to be a major change in operational 
plans. 

There has been some minor objection, one from 
the New England Medical Center in a communica- 
tion written prior to the operation of the program, 
the Medical Center being apprehensive that the 
caliber of the wayfarers might not be suitable 
because of the proximity of the Boston Industrial 
Home and the Center. I cannot but believe that 



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this apprehension is unfounded and that wayfarers, 
although down and out, are respectable men. We 
do not, under any circumstances, tolerate the grant- 
ing of lodgings and meals to inebriates or degen- 
erate characters. 

Another objection was that the Boston Industrial 
Home affiliates in a degree with a local non- 
denominational religious group and that occasion- 
ally religious talks are held. A member of this 
department lias dropped in repeatedly and inter- 
viewed the wayfarers and at no time has it appeared 
that any pressure has been exerted to have the men 
attend these meetings. 

It was an inherent part of our agreement that no 
religious connotation or status ever be used for the 
men referred by the City of Boston. To this end, 
the Trustees of the Boston Industrial Home have 
been most gracious. 

It is the feeling of the Board of Overseers that 
the service and quarters now are probably more 
adequate than the antiquated quarters owned by 
the Public Welfare Department. Now the way- 
farers have a lounge room, a pool room, a television, 
showers, etc. The only one of those things available 
at the Wayfarers' Lodge was the shower. 

At a meeting of the Board of Overseers held on 
February 3, 1958, the experiment having proved 
successful, it was voted to terminate the activity 
at 30 Hawkins street and the Wayfarers' Lodge is 
now considered closed. 

Very truly yours, 
William F. Lally, Secretary. 

City of Boston, 
Overseers of the Public Welfare, 

February 6, 1958. 
Hon. John B. Hynes, 

Mayor of Boston. 
Dear Mayor Hynes: 

I have discussed the closing of the Wayfarers 
Lodge in prior communications and I now wish 
to discuss the abandonment of the premises at 
30 Hawkins street. It is my understanding that 
the building, an old antiquated school building, 
is well over 100 years old and it is not suitable, 
without extensive alterations, for many purposes. 

At a meeting of the Board of Overseers of the 
Public Welfare held on February 3, 1958, there 
was some apprehension that in the event of a major 
economic disaster the city might be faced with a 
critical situation in establishing a center for way- 
farers. With this in mind, the Board requested 
that the building not be abandoned presently, but 
that this department maintain it on a minimal 
basis for six months, an additional review of the 
situation and further action to be considered at 
the end of that time. 

It is my personal feeling that actually a way- 
farers' refuge should be a Metropolitan District 
function inasmuch as a large proportion of the 
guests are nonresidents of Boston, but in eifect 
really wayfarers passing through Boston, with 
no quarters. However, this is another area in 
Metropolitan Boston planning. 

At a recent meeting with the Director of Admin- 
istrative Services I was queried as to the availa- 
bility of the premises for storage purposes, and 
perhaps this might be a suitable use of the building, 
inasmuch as stored property could be readily 
removed if the occasion ever arose when the 
building was needed as a refuge. 

In accordance with the direction of the Board I 
have asked that the building not be surrendered 
to the Real Property Department until some future 
time. However, if you have other plans I am sure 
the Board will entertain them and accord full 
cooperation. 

Very truly yours, 
William F. Lally, Secretary. 

On motion of Councillor Kerrigan, the message 
and communications were referred to the Com- 
mittee on Appropriations and Finance. 



SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION ON UN- 
USED CITY LANDS AND BUILDINGS. 
The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, February 17, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen : 

I transmit herewith further communication from 
the Director of Administrative Services concerning 



your order of January 27, 1958, requesting informa- 
tion concerning the location and description of any 
land and/or building held by any department or 
agency of the City of Boston not in active use as 
of January 1, 1958. 

Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Administrative Services Department, 

February 14, 1958. 
Hon. John B. Hynes, 

Mayor of Boston. 
Dear Mr. Mayor: 

As a supplement to my letter of February 10, 
1958, concerning Council order dated January 27, 
1958, requesting a list of land and buildings not in 
use, I submit the attached information just re- 
ceived from the School Committee. 

This was not available at the time the report was 
made to you, when furnished within the time al- 
lowed by the Council order for such report. There- 
fore I am sending it at this time. 

Respectfully yours, 
Wm. Arthur Reilly, Director. 

City or Boston List of Unused School 
Buildings. 

Dorchester Avenue School, Corner of Gibson 
Street, Dorchester: Occupied 1852. Area of lot 
34,460 square feet. This building has been oc- 
cupied for many years under a lease by the O'Con- 
nell Post, A.L. They discontinued such oc- 
cupancy December 31, 1957. 

Florence Nightingale School, West Park Street, 
Dorchester: Occupied 1914. Area of lot 59,707 
square feet. This building is presently unoccupied 
but it is our plan to use it as the Training School for 
Teachers of Mechanic Arts, possibly in September, 
1958. 

Girls' High School, West Newton Street, South 
End: Original structure built in 1870, now un- 
occupied. Addition erected in 1911, now used as 
storehouse for the Department of School Buildings. 
Area of lot 37,480 square feet. 

5 Glenway Street, Dorchester, Part of the 
William E. Endicott School Lot: Occupied 1880. 
Area of lot 38,867 square feet. Occupied by the 
Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Mat- 
tapan, Dorchester, Roxbury District Council — 
under lease. 

7 Glenway Street, Dorchester, Located on the 
Same Lot as 5 Glenway Street: Occupied 1898. 
Occupied by Sergt. Philip S. Green Chapter No. 93, 
D. A. V. — under lease. 

Savin Hill School, Savin Hill Avenue, Corner of 
Auckland Street, Dorchester: Occupied 1884. 
Area of lot 20,060 square feet. This building is 
presently not used for school purposes. However, 
the school yard is used for play purposes during 
the summer. The lavatories are also made avail- 
able to pupils using the play area. 

City op Boston List of Unused School Land. 

Bartlett street, Roxbury, 13,879 square feet. 
Site of Louis Prang School (demolished) . 

Beechcroft street, Brighton, 12,601 square feet. 
Adjacent to James A. Garfield School. It is felt 
that this land should be retained. 

Centre street, Dorchester, 13,988 square feet. 
Adjacent to Girls' Latin School (former Dorchester 
High School for Girls). 

Dighton street, Brighton, 9,605 square feet. 
Site of Bennett Branch (demolished). 

Dunreath street, Roxbury, 34,110 square feet. 
Used as playground by Park Department. 

Elm street, Jamaica Plain, 9,257 square feet. 
Adjacent to Jamaica Plain High School. _ 

Elm street at Everett street, Jamaica Plain, 
18,613 square feet. This land has been sold and 
the deed is in process of preparation. 

4 Everett street, Dorchester, 19,130 square feet . 
Site of two portables (demolished). 

Harbor View street, Dorchester, 27,808 square 
feet. Site of Cora L. Etheridge School (demolished) . 

Hobart street, Brighton, 35,973 square feet. 
Used for play purposes. 

Kenilworth street, Roxbury, 6,990 square feet. 
Site of William Cullen Bryant School (demolished) . 

Magnolia street, Dorchester, 36,113 square feet . 
Adjacent to Benedict Fenwick School. 

Meeting House Hill, Dorchester, 21,319 square 
feet. Site of Lyceum Hall School (demolished). 

Middle street, South Boston, 3,720 square feet. 
Adjacent to John Boyle O'Reilly School. 



FEBRUARY 17, 1958 



Pershing road, Jamaica Plain, 49,268 square feet. 
Adjacent to Mary E. Curley School. Used as 
farm garden by Jamaica Plain High School. 

Roseclair street, Soutli Boston, 0,004 square feet. 
Adjacent to William E. Russell School. 

Waverly street, Brighton, 12,3 10 square feet. Site 
of Auburn School (demolished). Adjacent to 
James J. Storrow School. 

Winthrop street, Roxbury, 17,047 square feet. 
Adjacent to Girls' High School. 

Coun. PIEMONTE moved that the message 
and communication be printed in full in the 
City Record and in the "City Council Proceedings," 
and that it be designated as a supplement to the 
list which lias already been printed in the Pro- 
ceedings of February 10. The motion was carried. 

The foregoing message was placed on file. 



PETITIONS REFERRED. 

The following petitions were received and re- 
ferred to the committees named, viz.: 

Claims. 

Boston Insurance Company, for compensation 
for damage to car of Romeo A. and Flora P. Bossi, 
caused by fire engine. 

John W. Bradley, to be reimbursed as result of 
accident which occurred while in performance of 
duty as employee of Health Department, Weights 
and Measures Division. 

John C. Centracchio, for compensation for 
damage to car caused by an alleged defect in 
Sumner Tunnel. 

Mary F. Clark, for compensation for damage to 
property at 14 Draper street, caused by employees 
of Public Works Department, Water Division. 

Paul B. Curtis, to be reimbursed as result of 
executions issued against him on account of his 
acts as employee of Police Department. 

James H. Cutler, to be reimbursed as result of 
execution issued against him on account of his 
acts as employee of Public Works Department, 
Sanitary Division. 

Charles H. Elam, for compensation for in- 
juries caused by an alleged defect in Ritchie street, 
Roxbury. 

Louis Goldenberg, for refund on permit for 
storage of oil at 65 Capen street, Dorchester. 

Fay Greenfield, for compensation for injuries 
caused by an alleged defect in Newbury street, 
Boston. 

Anthony J. Iantosco, for compensation for 
damage to car by truck of Public Works Depart- 
ment. 

George Johnson, for compensation for damage to 
car caused by an alleged defect in Seaver street, 
Roxbury. 

Hannah King, to be reimbursed for expenses 
incurred in digging for leak in sewer pipe at 84 
South street. 

Edward F. Monahan, for compensation for 
damage to property caused by city truck. 

Mary Murphy, for compensation for injuries 
caused by an alleged defect in Hampden street, 
Roxbury. 

Vincent P. Neary, to be reimbursed as result of 
execution issued against him on account of his 
acts as employee of Police Department. 

Anthony H. and Cecile Pascucci, for compensa- 
tion for injuries and damage to property caused by 
ambulance of City Hospital. 

Preston B. Poff, to be reimbursed as result of 
accident which occurred while in performance of 
duty as employee of Public Works Department, 
Automotive Division. 

Thomas J. Riley et ux, for compensation for 
damage to property at 54 Faunce road, Dorchester, 
caused by break in water main. 

Robert E. Smith, for compensation for damage 
to car by city truck. 

Licenses. 

Petition of the Boston American League Base- 
ball Company for license for outdoor athletic 
sports or games on the Lord's day on the premises 
known as Fenway Park, for the follo%ving dates: 
April 27; May 4, 18; June 1, 8, 15; July 13, 20; 
August 17, 24, 31, and September 21, 1958. 



PETITION FOR INDEMNIFICATION. 

Petition of Charles N. Vogel, retired member of 
Boston Fire Department, for indemnification for 
hospital, medical and surgical expenses. 

Referred to the Committee on Claims. 



APPLICATIONS FOR SHELLFISH PERMIT. 

Applications for commercial use shellfish permits 
were received from the following: 

David F. Fullerton, 2 West Eagle street, East 
Boston, Ward 1; Roy Kneeland, 300 Meridian 
street, East Boston, Ward 1. 

Severally referred to the Committee on Licenses. 



NOTICES OF HEARINGS BEFORE DE- 
PARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES. 

Notice was received from the Department of 
Public Utilities of hearing to be held March 25, 
1958, at 10 a.m., on rates and charges of Boston, 
Worcester & New York Street Railway Company. 

Notice was received from the Department of 
Public Utilities of hearing to be held February 24, 
1958, at 10 a.m., on petition of Metropolitan 
Transit Authority for license to operate motor 
vehicles over A street from Dorchester avenue to 
West Third street, West Third street from A street 
to West Second street, West Second street from 
West Third street, to Dorchester avenue, Dor- 
chester avenue from West Second street to Broad- 
way. 

Severally placed on file. 



POWERS OF CITY COUNCIL TO SUM- 
MONS WITNESSES. 

The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
City Clerk Department, 

February 17, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

In compliance with the order adopted by your 
Honorable Body on February 3, 1958, I have com- 
municated with the thirty-eight other City Clerks 
of the Commonwealth, inquiring whether or not 
their City Councils, past or present, have ever 
exercised their powers under G. L., ch. 233, sect. 8, 
and whether or not their City Councils have ever- 
adopted rules of procedure for such powers under 
the aforesaid provisions of the General Laws. 

From the replies of thirty-two City Clerks on 
this inquiry, twenty-eight have reported that their 
City Councils have never exercised their powers 
under the above provisions and four have reported 
that such powers have been exercised by their City 
Councils as follows: 

Municipal Council of Gloucester, from time to 
time, prior to the adoption of Plan E. 

City Council of Springfield, at different times. 

Board of Aldermen of Melrose, in the year 1936. 

City Council of Lowell, in the year 1937. 

All of the thirty-two City Clerks have reported, 
however, that their City Councils have never 
adopted rules of procedure for the use of the powers 
under said G. L., ch. 233, sect. 8. 

Respectfully yours, 

Walter J. Malloy, 

City Clerk. 

Coun. PIEMONTE moved that the City Clerk 
be requested to communicate with the City Clerks 
further with regard to obtaining a copy of the rules 
that were applicable in those four cities and towns 
that held hearings. 

The motion was carried. 

The communication was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Rules. 



ASSISTANCE OF BOSTON MUNICIPAL 
RESEARCH BUREAU ON ANNUAL 
BUDGET. 

On motion of Councillor Foley the resolution 
referred to the Committee on Appropriations and 
Finance on January 13, 1958, reading "Resolved, 
That in the processing of the annual municipal 
budget in the year 1958, the City Council requests 
the assistance of the Boston Municipal Research 
Bureau," was recalled from the Committee on 
Appropriations and Finance. 



Coun. IANNELLA in the chair. 



President McDONOUGH in the chair. 



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The question came on the adoption of the fore- 
going resolution, and the resolution was adopted. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LICENSES. 

Coun. HAILER, for the Committee on Licenses, 
submitted the following: 

1. Report, on applications (referred Febru- 
ary 10) for commercial use shellfish permits for 
Rupert Y. Hodgkins, Jr., William L. Snow, and 
Joseph F. Wardell ■ — recommending that permits 
be granted. 

The reports were accepted, and the permits were 
severally granted under the usual conditions. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON 
CONFIRMATIONS. 

Coun. HAILER, for the Committee on Con- 
firmations, submitted the following: 

Report on appointments by the Mayor (re- 
ferred February 10) of Myron Wilensky and 
Peter Villani to be weighers of coal for the term 
ending April 30, 1958 — recommending that the 
appointments be confirmed. 

The report was accepted, and the question came 
on confirmation. Committee, Councillors Foley 
and Iannella. Whole number of ballots, 8, yeas 8, 
and the appointments were confirmed. 



CONGRESS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL 
URBAN RENEWAL FUNDS AND TO 
OVERHAUL PROGRAM. 

- Coun. FOLEY offered the following: 

Whereas, It appears that the economy of the 
United States is in the throes of a recession of 
unpredictable duration: and 

Whereas, The federal government is planning a 
program of public works for the purpose of stimu- 
lating the economy; and 

Whereas, The fund allotted by the Congress for 
the purpose of urban renewal is manifestly inade- 
quate for the purpose; be it therefore 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council memori- 
alizes the Congress to immediately overhaul the 
urban renewal program with a view to expediting 
those programs now in hand and secondly for the 
purpose of placing additional funds in the urban 
renewal program. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension of 
the rules. 



PARKED CARS NOT TO BE TAGGED FOR 
THREE DAYS. 

Coun. IANNELLA offered the following: 

Whereas, the excessive snowfall has made many 
streets in the City of Boston inaccessible; and 

Whereas, Many motorists in said city are unable 
to move their parked cars; and 

Whereas, Due to the excessive snowfall many 
motorists are unable to comply with existing law 
requiring motorists to park their cars on alternate 
sides of the street; be it 



Resolved, That the Traffic Commission of the 
City of Boston and the Police Commissioner of 
said city be directed not to tag parked cars, other 
than in the downtown areas, for a period of three 
(3) days. 

Coun. HAILER in the chair. 



President McDONOUGH in the chair. 



On motion of Councillor Piemonte, the fore- 
going resolution was referred to the Executive 
Committee. 



STUDY OF SERVICES RENDERED BY 
CITY HOSPITAL. 

Coun. PIEMONTE offered the following: 
Resolved, That his Honor the Mayor consider 
the advisability of conducting a study of the 
services rendered the residents of Boston by the 
Boston City Hospital with a view to determining 
if as full and complete a service could be rendered 
if the City of Boston discontinued operating the 
Boston City Hospital after arrangements with the 
Greater Boston Hospitals to care for Boston's 
indigent. 



Coun. IANNELLA in the chair. 



President McDONOUGH in the chair. 



On motion of Councillor Piemonte, the fore- 
going resolution was referred to the Committee 
on Hospitals. 



PROCLAIMING "BROTHERHOOD WEEK." 

Coun. McCORMACK offered the following: 
Resolved, That his Honor the Mayor be re- 
quested to proclaim the week of February 16, 
1958, to February 22, 1958, as "Brotherhood 
Week" in the City of Boston. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension of 
the rules. 



COMMUNICATION FROM WEST ROXBURY 
CITIZENS ASSOCIATION RE POLICE 
DEPARTMENT. 

A communication was received from the West 
Roxbury Citizens Association containing suggested 
economy measures in the budget of the Police 
Department. 

Referred to the Committee on Appropriations 
and Finance. 

Adjourned at G.45 p.m., on motion of Councillor 
McCormack, to meet on Monday, February 24, 
1958, at 2 p.m. 



Note: All debate of City Council elimi» 
nated from proceedings in accordance with 
Chapter 447, Acts of 1947. 

(Stenographic copy of such debate on file 
in office of City Clerk.) 



City op Boston 
Administrative Services Department 

Printing wZfiS^, Section 



CITY COUNCIL 



90 



CITY OF BOSTON. 



Proceedings of City Council. 



Monday, February 24, 1958. 

Regular meeting of the City Council held 
in the Council Chamber, City Hall, at 2 p.m., 
President McDONOUGH in the chair, and all 
members present. 

The Reverend George V. Kerr, Catholic 
Charitable Bureau, Boston, was escorted to the 
rostrum. 



INVOCATION BY THE REV. GEORGE V. 
KERR. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 

Almighty God, we beseech Thee today to 
direct and guide us that all our actions and 
deliberations on the progress of government 
in the City of Boston suffer not from in- 
justice at any time. Let no partiality sway 



our minds, nor respect of persons or places 
or things distort our judgment, but bring 
us ever closer to Thee by the gift of Thy 
grace, that we may be one with Thee and 
with truth, and that all things may begin 
with Thee and by Thee be happily ended. 
Through the same Christ, our Lord. Amen. 
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 



The meeting was opened with the salute to 
the Flag. 



INFORMATION ON REPAIRS TO 
BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES. 
The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, February 20, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith communication from 
the Supervisor of Budgets concerning your 
order of February 10, 1958, relative to the 
allowance in the budget for repairs to build- 
ings and structures. 

Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 



CITY OF BOSTON 
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT 
MEMORANDUM TO THE MAYOR 



City Budgets 

Purchasing Division, Printing Section 

Property Division, Real Property 

Buildings Division, Real Property 

Police Department 

Fire Department 

Traffic Department 

Public Works Department, Bridge Division 

Public Works Department, Paving Division 

Public Works Department, Lighting Division. . . . 

Public Works Department, Sewer Division 

Public Works Department, Sanitary Division. . . . 
Public Works Department, Automotive Division. 

Health Department, Health Division: 

Hospital 

Sanatorium 

Long Island 

Welfare, Central OIRce 

Welfare, Temporary Home 

Welfare, Wayfarers' Lodge 

Veterans' Services, Graves Registration 

Library Department 

Parks and Recreation Division 

Cemetery Division 



1957 
Expenditure 

S3, 527 96 

11,311 36 

154,288 32 

58,909 13 

84,213 09 

5,859 21 

13,304 94 

550 20 

9,780 50 

98,965 26 

5,705 16 

3,159 73 

11,929 21 

484,913 84 

83,919 16 

46,415 90 

3,308 32 

1,891 92 

1,551 12 

51,028 30 

74,268 17 

8,839 64 



1958 
Requested by 
Department 

S3, 700 00 

15,000 00 

351,375 00 

38,700 00 

190,400 00 

7,500 00 

6,000 00 

700 00 

15,000 00 

92,000 00 

19,000 00 

5,900 00 

12,000 00 

150,000 00 

87.000 00 

95,180 00 

21,985 00 

0,905 00 

5,900 00 

50 00 

129,650' 00 

84,260 00 

8,600 00 



Total. 



$1,221,363 44 $1,340,805 00 



1958 

Recommended 

by Mayor 

$3,000 00 

12,000 00 

150,000 00 

38,700 00 

100,000 00 

6,000 00 

6,000 00 

600 00 

10,000 00 

72,000 00 

19,000 00 

4,000 00 

10,000 00 

150,000 00 

65,000 00 

45,000 00 

12,000 00 

1,900 00 

5,000 00 

50 00 

60,000 00 

80,000 00 

8,600 00 

$801,850 00 



County Budgets 

County Court House 

Buildups Division F,uil property. 

Jail 

House of Correction 



Total . 



$50,739 60 

22,500 00 

4,503 90 

3,799 04 

$81,542 54 



$30,050 00 

68,350 00 

5,050 00 

31,433 00 

$134,883 00 



$30,000 00 

22,500 00 

5,000 00 

1,433 00 

$58,933 00 



Income Budgets 
Public Works Department, Sumner Tunnel . 
Public Works Department, Water Service. . 



Grand Totals. 



$36,603 01 
379,642 14 

$416,245 15 



$96,250 00 
410,000 00 

$506,250 00 



$96,00(1 00 
410,000 00 

$506,000 00 



$1,719,151 13 $1,987,938 00 $1,426,783 00 



The reductions in this item were made on an arbitrary basis, therefore it has been left to the discretion 
of the department heads as to where and how the money is to be spent. 



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As indicated by the above table it is to be 
noted that the amount recommended for 1958 
is $292,368 less than the actual 1957 ex- 
penditure. 

Kespectfully, 

John G. Pickett, 
Supervisor of Budgets. 
Referred to the Committee on Appropria- 
tions and Finance. 



PETITIONS REFERRED. 

The following petitions were received and 
referred to the committee named, viz.: 

Claims. 

Walter E. Atwood, doing business at W. E. 
Atwood Truck Service, for compensation for 
damage to truck by city truck. 

Mrs. Mary Burke, to be reimbursed for ex- 
penses incurred in cleaning out main drain at 
3 Newburg street, Roslindale. 

Beatrice M. Cahill, for compensation for 
damage to car by City of Boston fire engine. 

Frank Chiango, Jr., for compensation for 
damage to property at 4 Cottage street, East 
Boston, caused by backing up of sewage. 

Charles N. Collates, for compensation for 
damage to car caused by an alleged defect at 
26 Falmouth street, Boston. 

James J. Condor, for compensation for 
damage to hot water heater when water was 
turned off at 21 Homewood road, West Rox- 
bury. 

Emory J. Davis, Jr., to be reimbursed as 
result of accident which occurred while in 
performance of duty as employee of Traffic 
Department. 

George Dolan, for compensation for personal 
injuries caused by an alleged defect at 80 
Village street. 

Michael F. Giarla, for compensation for 
damage to car by snow removal equipment. 

Louise Kalen, for compensation for per- 
sonal injuries and damage to clothing caused 
by an alleged defect at 144 West Sixth street, 
South Boston. 

Jeremiah F. Kirby, for compensation for 
damage to car by City of Boston snowplow. 

Kalal Lahage, for compensation for dam- 
age to car by City of Boston car. 

Ohristi Manjouridies, for compensation for 
damage to car by City of Boston car. 

Herbert A. Shaughnessy, for refund of 
overpayment of $160 for permit for storage 
of fuel oil at 346 D street, South Boston. 

Mrs. Elizabeth L. Raaseh, for compensation 
for personal injuries caused by an alleged 
defect in Columbia road, Dorchester. 



PETITIONS FOR INDEMNIFICATION. 

Petition of Charles F. Briscoe, employee of 
the Fire Department, for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical and nursing ex- 
penses. 

Petition of John E. Burwell, employee of 
the Fire Department, for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical and nursing ex- 
penses. 

Petition of John E. Burwell, employee of 
the Fire Department, for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical and nursing ex- 
penses. 

Petition of John J. Crowley, employee of 
the Fire Department, for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical and nursing ex- 
penses. 

Petition of William C. Fennelly, employee 
of the Fire Department, for indemnification 
for hospital, surgical, medical and nursing 
expenses. 

Petition of Harold V. Haskell, employee 
of the Fire Department, for indemnification 
for hospital, surgical, medical and nursing 
expenses. 

Petition of Emilio F. Marino, employee of 
the Fire Department, for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical and nursing ex- 
penses. 

Petition of Joseph J. McNeil, employee of 
the Fire Department, for indemnification for 



hospital, surgical, medical and nursing ex- 
penses. 

Petition of Daniel W. Moynihan, employee 
of the Fire Department, for indemnification 
for hospital, surgical, medical and nursing 
expenses. 

Petition of Joseph F. Pishkin, employee of 
the Fire Department, for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical and nursing ex- 
penses. 

Petition of Calvin W. Sweeney, employee 
of the Fire Department, for indemnification 
for hospital, surgical, medical and nursing 
expenses. 

Petition of Woodrow F. White, employee 
of the Fire Department, for indemnification 
for hospital, surgical, medical and nursing 
expenses. 

Petition of James C. Wilson, employee of 
the Fire Department, for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical and nursing ex- 
penses. 

Severally referred to the Committee on 
Claims. 



NOTICE OF HEARING BEFORE DEPART- 
MENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES. 

A telegram was received from the Depart- 
ment of Public Utilities of hearing to be held 
on February 21, 1958, at 10 A.M., on discon- 
tinuance of stopping of certain trains at 
University, Faneuil, and Brighton Stations 
on the Boston & Albany Division of the New 
York Central Railroad. 

Placed on file. 



ABSENCE OF THE MAYOR. 

Notice was received from the Mayor of his 
absence from the city from February 24 to 
March 14, 1958, inclusive. 

Placed on file. 



PARKING AREA UNDER FITZGERALD 
HIGHWAY. 

Coun. PIEMONTE offered the following: 
Ordered, That the members of the Real 
Property Board, individually and jointly, be, 
and are hereby, requested to appear before 
the Executive Committee of the Boston City 
Council for the purpose of discussing the 
so-called parking area under the Fitzgerald 
Highway at Causeway and Traverse streets 
and to take with them the records of the 
minutes of the meetings of said Board at 
which the site at Traverse and Causeway 
streets was discussed or acted upon. 
Passed under suspension of the rules. 



INFORMATION ON DEPARTMENTAL 

TRANSFERS OF APPROPRIATIONS. 
The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, February 24, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith communication from 
the City Auditor concerning your order of 
February 3, 1958, relative to the transfers of 
appropriations for the fiscal year ended De- 
cember 31, 1957. 

Respectfully, 
Patrick F. Mcdonough, 

Acting Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Auditing Department. 
Harold B. Flemming, 

Chief Clerk, Mayor's Office. 
Dear Sir: 

As requested by an order of the City Council 
adopted February 3, 1958, I transmit herewith 
the transfers of appropriations for the fiscal 
year ended December 31, 1957. 
Very truly yours, 

Joseph P. Lally, 

City Auditor. 



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UNEXPENDED BALANCES OP APPRO- 
PRIATIONS REVERTED TO GENERAL 
FUND. 
The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, February 24, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith communication from 
the City Auditor in regard to your order of 
February 3, 1958, relative to the unexpended 
balances of appropriations which reverted to 
the General Fund as of December 31, 1957. 
Respectfully, 
Patrick F. McDonough, 

Acting Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Auditing Department, February 20, 1958. 
Harold B. Flemming, 

Chief Clerk, Mayor's Office. 
Dear Sir: 

As requested by an order of the City Council 
adpoted February 3, 1958, I transmit herewith 
the unexpended balances of appropriations 
which reverted to the General Fund as of De- 
cember 31, 1957. 

Very truly yours, 

Joseph P. Lally, 

City Auditor. 

UNEXPENDED BALANCES TO GENERAL 
FUND — DECEMBER 31, 1957 

Public Celebration $120 00 

U. S. Bond Allotment Plan 1,751 28 

Civic Improvement Committee 321 76 

Citv Council • 607 33 

City Council Proceedings 2 97 

Election Department 13,121 34 

Auditing Department 6,556 88 

Assessing Department 6,104 25 

Treasury Department: — 

Collecting Division 1 .300 21 

Treasury Division 5,043 40 

Board of Commissioners of Sinking 

Funds 220 04 

Administrative Services: — 

Administrative Division 2,321 20 

Personnel Division 913 56 

Purchasing Division 2,407 62 

Budget Division 1 ,567 83 

Purchasing Division, Printing 

Section 5,063 33 

Art Commission 468 00 

Complaints Division 136 65 

Law Department 12,136 98 

City Clerk Department 1,243 96 

City Documents 568 10 

City Planning Board 825 81 

Board of Zoning Adjustment 104 08 

Real Property Department: — 

Real Property Division 2,279 99 

Buildings Division 7,924 05 

Market Division 332 89 

Boston Retirement Board 2,437 00 

Finance Commission 385 50 

Police Department 568 25 

Fire Department 26,002 59 

Building Department 6,161 15 

Board of Appeal 1,180 06 

Board of Examiners 147 50 

Beacon Hill Architectural Commission 950 98 

Civil Defense Activities 278 29 

Boston Traffic Department 5,873 37 

Licensing Board 4,457 84 

Bridge Service 13,487 49 

Paving Service 12,625 15 

Survey Division 172 43 

Sewer Service 7,335 8.3 

Sanitary Service 34,496 70 

Central Office 2,566 16 

Automotive Division 21,006 11 

Health Department: — 

Registry Division 2,079 49 

Weights and Measures Division 1,457 24 
Plospital Department: — 

Hospital Division 13,222 84 

Sanatorium Division 114 44 

Long Island Hospital Division 4,874 60 

Welfare Department: — 

Central Office 42,841 45 

Temporary Home 8,783 48 

Wayfarers' Lodge 10,141 68 

Veterans' Services Department 7,514 81 



Veterans' Graves Registration $3,315 25 

Library Department 1,250 23 

Parks and Recreation Department. . . 14,345 31 

Cemetery Division 1,214 57 

Workmen's Compensation Service. . . . 146 27 

Workmen's Compensation 2,643 78 

City Record, Publication of 865 49 

Federal Public Health Program 05 

Relocation of Buildings, East Boston 

District 1 ,778 56 

City Debt Requirements — Interest.. 12,454 87 

Unliquidated Reserve— 1952 3,401 78 

Registry of Deeds 2,124 83 

Courthouse Custodian 2,700 28 

Jail 4,611 63 

Penal Institutions Department: — 

Central Office 2 28 

House of Correction 24,899 64 

Supreme Judicial Court 1,334 72 

Superior Court, Civil, General 721 79 

Superior, Civil, Clerk's 442 53 

Superior, Criminal 654 52 

Municipal Court, City of Boston 7,884 80 

Probate Court 536 26 

Superior, Court Officers 400 04 

Municipal Court, Charlestown 742 75 

East Boston District Court 2,292 78 

Municipal Court, South Boston 2,953 12 

Municipal Court, Dorchester 43 89 

Municipal Court, Roxbury 52 34 

Municipal Court, Brighton 3,377 22 

District Court, Chelsea 317 62 

Medical Examiner, North 1,522 98 

Medical Examiner, South 2,858 20 

Associate Examiner, North 128 70 

Associate Examiner, South 474 70 

Pensions and Annuities 810 76 

County Debt Requirements — Interest 605 00 

Unliquidated Reserve — 1952 ' 191 67 

$408,725 13 



Referred to the Committee on Appropriations 
and Finance. 



INFORMATION ON COLLAPSE OF BUILD- 
ING ON MERIDIAN STREET. 

Coun. PIEMONTE offered the following: 
Ordered, That his Honor the Mayor be, 
and is hereby, requested, under the provisions 
of section 17F of chapter 376 of the Acts 
of 1951, and any amendments pursuant thereto, 
and acting under any other authority vested 
in the Boston City Council, at the meeting of 
said Council next ensuing after one week 
from receipt of this order, answer in writing 
to the questions set forth in the following: 

1. State in detail the steps the City of 
Boston has taken in order to fix the respon- 
sibility of the collapse of the wall of the 
building in Meridian street. 

2. Has an inquest been ordered? 

3. If the answer is in the affirmative, 
please state the date and place said inquest 
will be held. 

4. If the answer to No. 2 is in the nega- 
tive please state whose duty it is to order 
such inquest. 

5. If the answer to No. 2 is in the nega- 
tive please state whether or not an inquiry 
has been made as to whether an inquest is 
planned and at whose request? 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



INVESTIGATE ACTIVITIES OF BUILDING 
AND HEALTH DEPARTMENTS. 

Coun. IANNELLA offered the following: 

Whereas, A terrible tragedy occurred in 
East Boston last Thursday, February 20, 1958, 
wherein a youngster was killed, due to a col- 
lapse of a building and several others injured: 
and 

Whereas, There are many buildings in the 
City of Boston in a dangerous and hazardous 
condition, and 

Whereas, There are alleged major repairs 
and alterations of buildings in said city with- 
out obtaining a Building Permit and the filing 
of specifications, be it 



FEBRUARY 24, 1958 



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Ordered, That a special committee to con- 
sist of three members of the Boston City 
Council to be designated by the President 
thereof, is hereby authorized and directed to 
conduct an investigation and study of the 
activities of the Building and Health Depart- 
ments of the City of Boston to determine 
whether said departments have properly per- 
formed their duties in connection with the 
inspection of buildings in the city for the 
safety of the occupants thereof and the 
manner in which such inspections are made. 
Said committee shall be provided with quarters 
in the City Hall or elsewhere, may hold public 
hearings, may travel within the Common- 
wealth, shall have the power to summon wit- 
nesses, administer oaths, and to require the 
production of books, records and papers and 
the giving of testimony under oath, and may 
expend for legal and other expert services, 
clerical hire and other expense such sums as 
may hereafter be appropriated thereof. Said 
committee shall report to the City Council 
the results of its investigation and study and 
its recommendations, if any, by filing the 
same with the Clerk of said Council on or 
before the first Monday of June, Nineteen 
Hundred and Fifty-eight. 

Coun. FOLEY moved that the order be re- 
ferred to the Executive Committee. 



Coun. WHITE in the chair. 



President McDONOUGH in the chair. 



The foregoing motion was lost. 

Coun. PIEMONTE moved to amend the 
foregoing order by inserting at the end thereof 
the following words: 

"provided, however, that this investigation 
by the City Council or any subcommittee 
thereof be held subsequent to the holding of 
the inquest and filing of the inquest report." 

Coun. HAILER moved to amend the fore- 
going amendment by adding at the end 
thereof the following words: "providing that 
the inquest date is set by March 10." 

The motion to amend the amendment was 
carried. The amendment, as amended, was 
adopted. 

Coun. FOLEY moved to further amend the 
foregoing order by striking out the words: 
"a special committee to consist of three 
members of the Boston City Council to be 
designated by the President thereof" and 
inserting in place thereof the words: "the 
Executive Committee of the Boston City 
Council." 

The motion was carried. 

Coun. FOLEY moved to further amend 
the foregoing order by striking out all the 
words beginning after the word "made" and 
ending after the word "fifty-eight" and in- 
serting in place thereof the following words: 
_ "for the purpose of making recommenda- 
tions to the City Council of ordinances to 
improve the operations of the Building and 
Health Departments. 

Said committee shall be empowered to sum- 
mons witnesses and administer oaths under 
chapter 233 of section 8 of the General Laws. 

Said committee shall report to the City 
Council the results of its investigation and 
study, and its recommendations, by June 1, 
1958." 

The motion was carried. 

The foregoing order, as amended, was 
passed, yeas, 6, nays 2: 

Yeas — Councillors Foley, Hailer, Kerrigan, 
McLaughlin, Piemonte, White — 6. 

Nays — Councillors Iannella, McDonough — 2. 



HOLDING OF INQUEST ON MERIDIAN 
STREET FATALITY. 

Coun. FOLEY and PIEMONTE offered the 
following: 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council act- 
ing as County Commissioners for Suffolk 
County request the Chief Justice at the East 
Boston District Court to hold an official in- 



quest into the matter of a fatality caused by 
a building collapse on Meridian street in 
East Boston on February 20, 1958. 

The order was passed under suspension of 
the rules, yeas, 8, nays 0: 

Yeas — Councillors Foley, Hailer, Iannella, 
Kerrigan, McDonough, McLaughlin, Piemonte, 
While— 8. 

Nays — 0. 

In connection with the foregoing order 
Councillor Piemonte offered the following 
motion: 

Moved, That the Clerk be directed to forward 
a copy of the order concerning the inquest 
passed by this Honorable Body to the Chief 
Justice of the East Boston District Court 
forthwith. 

The motion was carried. 



TOWING OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND 
CHARGES LEVIED. 

Coun. McCORMACK offered the following: 
Ordered, That the Executive Committee of 
the Boston City Council hold hearings on the 
towing of motor vehicles under section 26 
through 29, inclusive, of chapter 41 of the 
Revised Ordinances of 1947, and the charges 
that can be levied thereunder. 

On motion of Councillor McLaughlin, the 
order was referred to the Executive Com- 
mittee. 



ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY AT D 
STREET AREA HELD BY U. S. NAVY. 

Coun. FOLEY offered the following: 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council 
renews its suggestion to the Boston Redevel- 
opment Authority that the Authority make an 
attempt to acquire some or all of the property 
now held by the United States Navy in the 
Fargo Building, D Street area, 65 acres at 
least in extent, for the purpose of a con- 
trolled redevelopment. 

The Council invites the Authority's atten- 
tion to the fact that there is available for 
rental on limited terms a garage or warehouse 
upon this plot. 

The resolution was adopted under suspen- 
sion of the rules. 



INCREASE OF PENSIONS PAYABLE 
UNDER PERMANENT SCHOOL PEN- 
SION FUND. 

Coun. WHITE offered the following: 
Resolved, That the City Council of Boston 
favors the consideration by the Legislature 
of the petition of the Permanent Pension 
Fund Association of Boston relative to in- 
creasing the amount of pensions payable 
under the Permanent School Pension Fund in 
the City of Boston; provided that any such 
legislation enacted includes a referendum to 
the Mayor and City Council. 

The resolution was adopted under suspen- 
sion of the rules. 



ISSUANCE OF CAR STICKERS TO RESI- 
DENTS OF BOSTON. 

Coun. PIEMONTE offered the following: 
Ordered, That the Traffic Commission of 
the City of Boston study the advisability of 
incorporating in the parking regulations for 
the City of Boston a system of issuing car 
stickers to the residents of Boston. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Serv- 
ices and Recreation. 



WORKING CONDITIONS OF BUILDING 
INSPECTORS. 

A communication was received from Mat- 
thew _ L. McGrath, Jr., respresenting the 
Building Service Employees International 
Union, requesting a hearing before the City 



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Council concerning pay scales and working 
conditions of building inspectors. 

Referred to the Executive Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CLAIMS. 

Coun. McCORMACK, for the Committee 
on Claims, submitted the following: 

1. Report on petition of Prisco C. DeSisto 
(referred January 27) for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical and nursing ex- 
penses incurred as a result of an injury 
sustained by him while in the performance 
of his duty as a member of the Fire Depart- 
ment — recommending passage of the accom- 
panying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of sec- 
tion 100B of chapter 41 of the General Laws, 
upon petition of Prisco C. DeSisto, a former 
member of the Fire Department retired for 
accidental disability, for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical and nursing ex- 
penses incurred as a result of an injury 
received through no fault of his own while in 
the performance of his duty on December 12, 
1955, there be allowed and paid, upon certifica- 
tion of the panel appointed under the provi- 
sions of said section, to the following the 
amount stated: 
Burton F. Hamilton, M.D., 319 Longwood 

avenue $20 

said sum to be paid from any appropriation 
suitable for the purpose of this section. 

2. Report on petition of George H. King 
(referred February 3) for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical and nursing ex- 
penses incurred as a result of an injury sus- 
tained by him while in the performance of his 
duty as a member of the Fire Department — 
recommending passage of the accompanying 
order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of sec- 
tion 100B of chapter 41 of the General Laws, 
upon petition of George H. King, a former 
member of the Fire Department retired for 
accidental disability, for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical and nursing ex- 
penses incurred as a result of an injury re- 
ceived through no fault of his own while in 
the performance of his duty, there be allowed 
and paid, upon certification of the panel ap- 
pointed under the provisions of said section, 
to the following the amount stated: 
Ronald A. Mertens, M.D., 609 Centre 

street, Jamaica Plain $60 

said sum to be paid from any appropriation 
suitable for the purpose of this section. 

3. Report on petition of William C. Mil- 
lerick (referred February 10) for reimburse- 
ment as a result of an execution issued 
against him on account of his acts as a 
member of the Fire Department — recommend- 
ing passage of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That the sum of five hundred one 
dollars and seventy-seven cents ($501.77) be 
allowed and paid to William C. Millerick in 
reimbursement for amount of execution is- 
sued against him on account of his acts as 
a member of the Fire Department, said sum 
to be charged to the appropriation for Exe- 
cutions of Court, Damage Claims and Reim- 
bursements. 

4. Report on petition of Paul B. Curtis 
(referred February 17) for reimbursement as 
a result of executions issued against him on 
account of his acts as a member of the Police 
Department — recommending passage of the 
accompanying order: 

Ordered, That the sum of eleven hundred 
sixty-nine dollars and sixty-eight cents 
($1,169.68) be allowed and paid to Paul B. 



Curtis in reimbursement for amount of exe- 
cution issued against him on account of his 
acts as a member of the Police Department, 
said sum to be charged to the appropriation 
for Executions of Court, Damage Claims and 
Reimbursements. 

5. Report on petition of Vincent P. Neary 
(referred February 17) for reimbursement as 
a result of an execution issued against him 
on account of his acts as a member of the 
Police Department — recommending passage of 
the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That the sum of two hundred fifty 
dollars ($250) be allowed and paid to Vincent 
P. Neary in reimbursement for amount of 
execution issued against him on account of his 
acts as a member of the Police Department, 
said sum to be charged to the appropriation 
for Executions of Court, Damage Claims and 
Reimbursements. 

6. Report on petition of James H. Cutler 
(referred February 17) for reimbursement as 

a result of an execution issued against him 
on account of his acts as an employee of the 
Sanitary Division, Public Works Department 
— recommending passage of the accompanying 
order: 

Ordered, That the sum of one hundred fifty 
dollars ($150) be allowed and paid to James 
H. Cutler in reimbursement for amount of 
execution issued against him on account of 
his acts as an employee of the Sanitary Divi- 
sion, Public Works Department, said sum to 
be charged to the appropriation for Execu- 
tions of Court, Damage Claims and Reim- 
bursements. 

7. Report on petition of Charles N. Vogel 
(referred February 17) for indemnification 

for hospital, surgical, medical and nursing 
expenses incurred as a result of an injury 
sustained by him while in the performance 
of his duty as a member of the Fire Depart- 
ment — recommending passage of the accom- 
panying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of sec- 
tion 100B of chapter 41 of the General Laws, 
upon petition of Chardes N. Vogel, a former 
member of the Fire Department retired for 
accidental disability, for indemnification for 
hospital, surgery, medical and nursing expen- 
ses incurred as a result of an injury received 
through no fault of his own while in the 
performance of his duty, there be allowed and 
paid, upon certification of the panel ap- 
pointed under the provisions of said section, 
to the following the amount stated: 

Charles N. Vogel, 146 Eustis street, Rox- 
bury, $69.84, said sum to be paid from any 
appropriation suitable for the purpose of this 
section. 

The reports were accepted, and the orders 
were severally passed. 



COMMITTEE TO MEMORIALIZE 
VETERANS. 

President McDONOUGH appointed Coun- 
cillor Frederick C. Hailer to serve on the 
Committee to Memorialize Veterans to fill the 
vacancy of former Councillor Francis X. 
Ahearn. 



Adjourned at 6.25 P.M., on motion of Coun- 
cillor Piemonte, to meet on Monday, March 
3, 1958, at 2 P.M. 



Note: All debate of City Council elimi = 
nated from proceedings in accordance with 
Chapter 447, Acts of 1947. 

(Stenographic copy of such debate on file 
in office of City Clerk.) 



City of Boston 

Administrative Services Department 

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Monday, March 3, 1958. 

Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Council Chamber, City Hall, at 2 p.m., President 
McDONOUGH in the chair, and all members 
present. 

The Reverend Walter M. McDonough, of 
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Billerica, was 
escorted to the rostrum. 



invocation by the rev. avalter m. 
Mcdonough. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and 
of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 

Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, Whose 
loving providence has made available such great 
blessings for the health, comfort, and enjoyment 
of men, grant that we ever use the wealth of Thy 
creation in loving servitude to Thy eternal plan. 
Bless, O Lord, those to whom You have entrusted 
the holy authority of Your law in secular govern- 
ment. Grant them wisdom, so they may always 
know wherein repose man's true welfare and eternal 
happiness; understanding, to discern the proper 
mode of action in difficult situations; strength, 
that they resist the assaults of evil. Help them to 
pity the poor and care for the distressed. Be their 
guide in all the decisions and judgments of this day 
and every day. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and 
of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 



The meeting was opened with the salute to the 
Flag. 



JURORS DRAWN. 

Jurors were drawn in the manner prescribed by 
law, Councillor Kerrigan presiding at the box, in 
the absence of the Mayor, viz.: 



Coun. WHITE in the chair. 



Sixty-five traverse jurors, Superior Criminal 
Court, to appear April 7, 1958: 

Frederick C. Cahill, Ward 1 ; James F. Kenneally 
Ward 1; Alfred A. Woodsidc, jr., Ward 1; Anthony 
L. Klempa, Ward 2; Richard J. Williams, Ward 2; 
Victor J. Ferris, Ward 3; Anna Gransky,' Ward 3; 
Manuel C. Luiz, Jr., Ward 3; Louis Marino, Ward 
3; Benjamin A. Poto, Ward 3; Robert W. Annis, 
Ward 4; James J. Kane, Ward 4; Eddie A. Mc- 
Brayer, Ward 4; Grover Owens, Ward 4; Guy L. 
Bacon, Ward 5; William H. Murphy, Ward 5; 
James Berte, Ward 6; John G. Gorman, Ward 6; 
Eugene G. Gough, Ward 6; Lillian E. Kenney, 
Ward 6; Martin P. Manning, Ward 6; Gerard A. 
Pelletier, Ward 6; Louis Bazzinotti, Ward 7; Alfred 
J. Curran, Ward 7; Bruno A. Drudi, Ward 7; 
Ralph H. Ficociello, Ward 7; Maria Romano, 
Ward 8; David G. Linehan, Ward 10; William H. 
McLaughlin, Ward 10; Kalliope Mergupis, Ward 
10; William T. Keane, Ward 11; Joseph P. 
O'Handley, Ward 11; Ambrose J. Walsh, Ward 11. 

Joseph Morrison, Ward 12; Mary A. Murray, 
Ward 12; Myer Shapiro, Ward 12; Arthur W. 
Bryant, Ward 13; Jennie Epstein, Ward 14; 
William Kaufman, Ward 14; Vincent G. McGov- 
ern, Ward 14; Morris S. Palan, Ward 14; Morris 
Spitzer, Ward 14; Alexander Musgrave, Ward 15; 
Sabina M. Barrett, Ward 16; John H. Quinlan, Jr., 
Ward 16; Marie J. Scanlan, Ward 16; Ralph 
Brunswick, Ward 17; Marie M. McDonnell, Ward 
17; Samuel Markowitz, Ward 17; Anthony J. 
Arena, Ward 18; Charles G. Leonard, Ward 18; 
Maurice F. Pigott, Jr., Ward 18; Katherine 
Young, Ward 18; John W. Aitchison, Ward 19; 
Harry C. Callaghan, Ward 19; Luigi Cantelmi, 
Ward 19; Charles M. Higgins, Ward 19; David H. 
Munro, Ward 19; John H. O'Connell, Ward 19; 



Domenic R. LaCameVa, Ward 20; James Timlin, 
Ward 20; Anthony Terranova, Ward 21; John .1. 
Vlachos, Ward 21; John J. Kane, Ward 22; Ralph 
E. Sprague, Ward 22. 

Jurors were drawn in the manner prescribed by 
law, Councillor McCormack presiding at the box, 
in the absence of the Mayor, viz.: ,■'.' 

Two hundred seven traverse jurors, Superior 
Civil Court, to appear April 7, 1958: 

Andrew T. Fish, Jr., Ward 1; Elena Fogel, Ward 
1; Samuel Greenwood, Ward 1; Harold A. Mc- 
Gurin, Ward 1 ; Antonio Marino, Ward 1; Salvatore 
J. Pantano, Ward 1; Cannela Sieuranssa, Ward 1; 
Wilfred J. Sweeney, Ward 1; Robert F. Buckley, 
Jr., Ward 2; Michael Ivjs.Ward 2; Joseph -V 
Leone, Ward 2; Arthur L. Pelton, Ward 2; John L. 
Sullivan, Ward 2; Kenneth W. Brigham, Ward 3; 
AstorS. Dinjian, Ward 'Ar,: Peter A. Grieco, Ward 3; 
Joseph Imbriano, Ward 3; Charles P. Joyce, Ward 
3; Michael E. Kravic, Ward 3; Joseph Reska, Ward 
3; Richard F. Sellers, Ward 3; Joseph Sergi, Ward 
3; Timothy J. Sullivan, Ward 3; Crescenzo Tiiella, 
Ward 3; Daniel Ventola, Ward 3; Harold Albert, 
Ward 4; George S. Bakas, Ward 4; Clarence Hv 
Barnes, Ward 4; Peter A. Booras, Ward 4; Roberta 
L. Brooke, Ward 4; Gladys M. Carey, Ward 4; 
Dorothy T. Fisher, Ward 4; William M. Gordon, 
Ward 4; Vincent F. Irolli, Ward 4; Lorettc L. 
Kien, Ward 4; Francis Napolitano, Ward 4; 
Chester E. Rothera, Ward 4; Geraldine L. Sin- 
clair, Ward 4; Edward J. Sullivan, Jr., Ward 4; 
Margaret Blackett, Ward 5; Robert C. Blicker, 
Ward 5; Emelio G. Bosco, Ward 5; John M. Dever, 
Ward 5; Lawrence Heifer, Ward 5; Jane Jellow, 
Ward 5; Rita M. Johnson, Ward 5; Roland A. 
Lamb, Ward 5; Evelyn Paige, Ward 5; Lemuel W. 
Standish, Ward 5; Victor Tuden, Ward 5; Bernard 
J. Albert, Ward 6; Joseph N. Bombara, Ward 6; 
John J. Fleming, Ward 6; Barbara A. Greene, Ward 
6; James F. McDonough, Ward 6; Leo Mitchell, 
Ward 6; Margaret P. Neenan, Ward 6; Francis J. 
Neuner, Ward 6; Edward J. O'Brien, Ward 6; 
William J. ODonnell, Ward 6; Walter M. West- 
haver, Ward 6; John M. Crafts, Ward 7; Joseph J. 
Fasano, Ward 7; Henry E. Morris, Ward 7; Frank 
M. Seluk, Ward 7; James Snyder, Ward 7; William 
B. Svirsky, Ward 7; Clarence Bolter, Ward, 8; 
Oscar Byron Curtis, Ward 8; John Edward 
Doucctte, Ward 8; John Doyle, Ward 8; Walter 11. 
Hickey, Ward 8; Nona Crockett, Ward 9; Herbert 
A. Grant, Ward 9; John MacDonald, Ward 9; 
Angelo Tsirakis, Ward 9; Robert Bulling, Ward 10; 
John J. Connolly, Ward 10; John J. Curran, Ward 
10; Ernest Doppler, Ward 10; Thayer A. GirTord, 
Ward 10; Stephen J. Murphy, Ward 10; Stanley 
Myncs, Ward 10; John J. O'Connor, Ward 10; 
Robert Peterson, Ward 10; Thomas II. Carlson, 
Ward 11; Katherine W. Coleman, Ward 11; 
Catherine E. Day, Ward 1 1 ; Jean G. Haley, Ward 
11; Eric A. Hodgson, Ward 11; Joseph T. Mellon, 
Ward 11; Richard G. Murphy, Ward 11. 

Vincent B. Coleman, Ward 12; Norman J. 
Feather, Ward 12; Thomas W. Gately, Ward 12; 
Simon Kublin, Ward 12; Joseph P. Norton, Ward 
12; Max Randall, Ward 12; Frederick T. Starck, 
Ward 12; Bertha E. Taylor, Ward 12; Marie B. 
Benoit, Ward 13; Joseph P. Donlan, Ward 13; 
Elizabeth Field, Ward 13; Edmund J. llanlon, 
Ward 13; Arthur T. Hartnett, Ward 13; Mary A. 
McArthur, Ward 13; Colin F. MacDonald, Ward 
13; Richard MacPhee, Ward 13; George J. Madden, 
Ward 13; Sidney Pollack, Ward 13; Charles D. 
Randall, Ward 13; George Andrews, Ward 14; 
Louis P. Berman, Ward 14; Esther M. Cohen, 
Ward 14; Winifred E. Collins, Ward 14; Lenid 
Corlin, Ward 14; Morris Dworkin, Ward 14; Ida 
Garber, Ward 14; Samuel Lesburg, Ward 14; 
Maurice H. Lomasney, Ward 14; Leonard M. 
Morris, Ward 14; John H. Murphy, Ward 14; 
Henry L. Randolph, Ward 14; Rose G. Rosen, 
Ward 14; Robert A. Buschini, Ward 15; Walter L. 
Divver, Ward 15; Daniel J. Donovan, Ward 16; 
Catherine E. Finn, Ward 16; John W. Griffin, 
Ward 16; Biagio Guarnotta, Ward 16; Walter A. 
Johnson, Ward 16; Timothy J. McCarthy, Ward 
16; William G. McCarthy, Ward 16; Ralph D. 
MacDougall, Ward 16; James C. Mallon, Ward 16; 
Colin Maxwell, Ward 16; Napoleon P. Parnell, 
Ward 16; Thomas Plapis, Ward 16; George M. 
Ryan, Ward 16; Joseph Shea, Ward 16; Eugene G. 
Carter, Ward 17; George E. Doherty, Ward 17; 
Robert E. Flanagan, Ward 17; John R. Gait, Ward 
17; Mary Holthaus, Ward 17; Veronica M. Law- 
less, Ward 17; John J. McCarron, Ward 17; Alfred 
A. Peterson, Ward 17; Leo Shuman, Ward 17; 



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Mario J. Todaro, Ward 17;Edward J. Welch, Ward 
17; Paul G. Carter, Ward 18; Theodore E. Cole, 
Ward IS; John D. Connors, Jr., Ward 18; Wallace 
R. Essery, Ward 18; Joseph C. Gillis, Ward 18; 
Harold A. Kelland, Ward 18; Fred D. A. King, 
Ward 18; Mildred A. Lynch, Ward 18; Frank 
Magee, Ward 18; Robert E. Mahoncy, Ward 18; 
William Moore, Ward 18; Margaret E. Olson, Ward 
IS; Norman L. Phillips, Ward 18; Albert H. 
Swanbon, Ward 18; Luther G. Townsend, Ward 18; 
James Tucker, Jr., Ward 18; Raymond P. Cham- 
berlain, Ward 19; Michael P. Kelley, Ward 19; 
John J. McNamara, Ward 19; W. Russell Master- 
sun, Ward 19; Margaret Miller, Ward 19; Robert 
Morley, Ward 19; Orville N. Nelson, Ward 19; 
John J. O'Neill, Ward 19; Pelix P. Palladino, Ward 
19; Henry P. Tanzi, Ward 19; Richard D. Turner, 
Ward 19; Paul P. Bobula, Ward 20; John M. 
Campbell Jr.; Ward 20; Prank Colebourn, Ward 20; 
Francis X. DcCourcey, Ward 20; Joseph Duross, 
Ward 20; James E. Hennessy, Jr., Ward 20; 
Edward P. Kelly, Ward 20; Thomas P. Kenncy, 
Ward 20; James William Milne, Ward 20; Thomas 
E. O'Donovan, Ward 20; Charles A. Patterson, 
Ward 20; Prank E. Reilly, Ward 20; Leo B. Rowell, 
Ward 20; George L. Sharkey, Ward 20; Donald F. 
Shephard, Ward 20; Wilbur F. Bowles, Ward 21; 
Charles A. Cruickshank, Ward 21; MargUdrite A. 
Daly, Ward 21; Leonard J. Downes, Ward 21; 
Harry Epstein, Ward 21; Margaret F. Erwin, Ward 
21; Marshall E. Fuller, Ward 21; Jeanette G. 
Smith, Ward 21; Mary E. Conroy, Ward 22; 
Martin Fahey, Ward 22; Joseph E. Healy, Ward 22; 
John A. Horgan, Ward 22; George A. Kennedy, 
Ward 22; Matthew O'Connor, Ward 22. 



PETITIONS REFERRED. 

The following petitions were received and re- 
ferred to the committee named, viz.: 

Claims. 

Jack Berger, for compensation for damage to 
car caused by an alleged defect in Rutherford 
avenue, Boston. 

Marie J. Danick, for compensation for damage 
to car by City of Boston fire engine. 

Davis Cafe, Inc., withdrawing petition dated 
January 14, 1958, for rebate of portion of liquor 
license fee. 

Grace Dellarocco, for compensation for injuries 
caused by an alleged defect at 25 Tyler street, 
Boston. 

John Fyfe, for compensation for damage to car 
by Public Works Department snow fighter. 

Edward T. Hurley, for compensation for damage 
to car by vehicle of Police Department. 

Michael E. Keane, for compensation for damage 
(o property at 240 Maple street, West Roxbury, 
caused by broken water pipe. 

Elizabeth McCarthy, for compensation for dam- 
age to car by fire apparatus. 

Marion V. Moan, for compensation for injuries 
caused by an alleged defect in Corinth and Birch 
streets. 

Morton Drug Company, Inc., for compensation 
for damage to property at 1170 Blue Hill avenue, 
caused by water from hydrant which had been 
demolished by bulldozer. 

William J. O'Brien, to be reimbursed as result of 
accident which occurred while in performance of 
duty as employee of Police Department. 

Abdo Peters, for compensation for damage to 
property at 129 Warren avenue, caused by snow- 
plow of Public Works Department. 

Philip S. Schaffer, for compensation for damage 
to car by water from hydrant which had been 
demolished by snowplow at 1166 Blue Hill avenue, 
Dorchester. 

Allen A. Wolfe, for compensation for damage to 
car by city vehicle. 

Ye Old Brown Jug, Inc., for compensation for 
damage to property at 1178 Blue Hill avenue, Dor- 
chester, caused by water from hydrant which had 
been demolished by bulldozer. 



PETITION FOR ANNUITY. 

Petition of Bessie D. Griffiths to be paid annuity 
on account of death of her husband, William J. 
Griffiths, late member of the Police Department. 

.Referred to the Committee on Claims. 



PETITION FOR INDEMNIFICATION. 

Petition of Fred W. Cavanagh, retired member 
of the Fire Department, for indemnification for 
hospital, medical and surgical expenses. 

Referred to the Committee on Claims. 



APPLICATION FOR SHELLFISH PERMIT. 

Application for commercial use shellfish permit 
was received from William A. Scott, 371 Meridian 
street, East Boston, Ward 1. 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 



NOTICE OF HEARING BEFORE DEPART- 
MENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES. 

Notice was received from the Department of 
Public Utilities of hearing to be held on March 20, 
1958, at 10.30 a.m., on rates and charges of Middle- 
sex & Boston Street Railway Company. 

Placed on file. 



President McDONOUGH in the chair. 



POWER OF CITY COUNCIL TO SUMMONS 
WITNESSES. 
The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the City Clerk, 

March 3, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen : 

In compliance with a motion of Councillor 
Piemonte adopted by your Honorable Body on 
February 17, 1958, I have again communicated 
with the City Clerks of Gloucester, Springfield, 
Melrose, and Lowell and they have again advised 
me that no action was taken by their City Councils 
or Boards of Aldermen to adopt rules governing 
procedure and no special rules of procedure were 
set up, in those instances where their governing 
bodies have exercised their powers under G. L., 
ch. 233, sect. 8. 

Respectfully yours, 

W. J. Malloy, 

City Clerk. 
Referred to the Committee on Rides. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CLAIMS. 

Coun. McCORMACK, for the Committee on 
Claims, submitted the following: 

1. Report on petition of Mabel Becherer (re- 
ferred December 16) to be paid an annuity on 
account of the death of her husband, Frederick J. 
Becherer, late member of the Police Department — 
recommending passage of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 
89A of chapter 32 of the General Laws an annuity 
of fifteen hundred dollars be allowed and paid to 
Mabel Becherer, widow of Frederick J. Becherer, 
a member of the Police Department who died on 
October 29, 1957, on account of injuries received in 
the performance of his duty, said annuity to con- 
tinue so long as she remains unmarried and to 
become effective upon the date of the approval of 
this order by the Mayor, and to be charged to the 
appropriation for Police Department, Pensions 
and Annuities. 

2. Report on petition of Emilio F. Marino (re- 
ferred February 24) for indemnification for hospital, 
surgical, medical and nursing expenses incurred 
as a result of an injury sustained by him while in 
the performance of his duty as a member of the 
Fire Department — recommending passage of the 
accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 
100 of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon peti- 
tion of Emilio F. Marino, a member of the Fire 
Department, for indemnification for hospital, 
surgical, medical and nursing expenses incurred as 
a result of an injury received through no fault of 
his own while in the performance of his duty, there 
be allowed and paid, as recommended by the Fire 
Commissioner and approved by the Corporation 
Counsel, to the following the amount stated: 



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Massachusetts General Hospital, Fruit street, $24 
said sum to be charged to the appropriation for 
Executions of Court, Damage Claims and Reim- 
bursements. 

3. Report on petition of Joseph F. Pishkin 
(referred February 24) for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical and nursing expenses 
incurred as a result of an injury sustained by him 
while in the performance of his duty as a member 
of the Fire Department — recommending passage 
of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 
100 of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon peti- 
tion of Joseph F. Pishkin, a member of the Fire 
Department, for indemnification for hospital, sur- 
gical, medical and nursing expenses incurred as a 
result of an injury received by him while in the 
performance of his duty, through no fault of his 
own, there be allowed and paid, as recommended 
by the Fire Commissioner and approved by the 
Corporation Counsel, to the following the amounts 
stated: 
Joseph F. Pishkin (petitioner), 26 Bowman 

St., Dorchester $2. 50 

Carney Hospital, 2100 Dorchester avenue, 

Dorchester 15 . 50 

Total $18.00 

said sum to be charged to the appropriation for 
Executions of Court, Damage Claims and Reim- 
bursements. 

4. Report on petition of William C. Fennelly 
(referred February 24) for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical and nursing expenses 
incurred as a result of an injury sustained by him 
while in the performance of his duty as a member 
of the Fire Department — recommending passage of 
the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 100 
of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon petition 
of William C. Fennelly, a member of the Fire 
Department, for indemnification for hospital, 
surgical, medical and nursing expenses incurred as a 
result of an injury received through no fault of his 
own while in the performance of his duty, there be 
allowed and paid, as recommended by the Fire 
Commissioner and approved by the Corporation 
Counsel, to the following the amount stated: 

Carney Hospital, 2100 Dorchester avenue, 
Dorchester $55 

said sum to be charged to the appropriation 
for Executions of Court, Damage Claims and 
Reimbursements. 

5. Report on petition of Calvin W. Sweeney 
(referred February 24) for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical and nursing expenses 
incurred as a result of an injury sustained by him 
while in the performance of his duty as a member 
of the Fire Department — recommending passage of 
the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 100 
of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon petition of 
Calvin W. Sweeney, a member of the Fire Depart- 
ment, for indemnification for hospital, surgical, 
medical and nursing expenses incurred as a result 
of an injury received through no fault of his own 
while in the performance of his duty, there be 
allowed and paid, as recommended by the Fire 
Commissioner and approved by the Corporation 
Counsel, to the following the amount stated: 

Carney Hospital, 2100 Dorchester avenue, 

Dorchester $51.36 

said sum to be charged to the appropriation 
for Executions of Court, Damage Claims and 
Reimbursements. 

6. Report on petition of Charles F. Briscoe 
(referred February 24) for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical and nursing expenses 
incurred as a result of an injury sustained by him 
while in the performance of his duty as a membet 
of the Fire Department — recommending passage 
of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That undei the provisions of section 100 
of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon petition 
of Charles F. Briscoe, a member of the Fire Depart- 
ment, for indemnification for hospital, surgical, 
medical and nursing expenses incurred as a result 
of an injury received through no fault of his own 
while in the performance of his duty, there be 
allowed and paid, as recommended by the Fire 
Commissioner and approved by the Corporation 
Counsel, to the following the amounts stated: 



Harold Gordon Lee, M.D., 1101 Beacon 
street, Brookline $110 

Carney Hospital, 2100 Dorchester avenue, 

Dorchester 42 

Total $152 

said sum to be charged to the appropriation 
for Executions of Court, Damage Claims and 
Reimbursements. 

7. Report on petition of Joseph J. McNeil 
(referred February 24) for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical and nursing expenses 
incurred as a result of an injury sustained by him 
while in the performance of his duty as a member 
of the Fire Department — recommending passage 
of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 
100 of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon peti- 
tion of Joseph J. McNeil, a member of the Fire 
Department, for indemnification for hospital, 
surgical, medical and nursing expenses incurred as 
a result of an injury sustained by him through no 
fault of his own while in the performance of his 
duty, there be allowed and paid, as recommended 
by the Fire Commissioner and approved by the 
Corporation Counsel, to the following the amounts 
stated: 
Paul I. O'Brien, M.D., 1101 Beacon street, 

Brookline $205 

Alfred W. Branca, M.D., 195 Ashmont street, 

Dorchester 20 

Total $225 

said sum to be charged to the appropriation for 
Executions of Court, Damage Claims and Reim- 
bursements. 

8. Report on the petition of John J. Crowley 
(referred February 24) for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical and nursing expenses 
incurred as a result of an injury sustained by him 
while in the performance of his duty as a member 
of the Fire Department — recommending passage of 
the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 
100 of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon peti- 
tion of John .1. Crowley, a member of the Fire 
Department, for indemnification for hospital, 
surgical, medical and nursing exj^enses incurred as 
a result of an injury received through no fault of 
his own while in the performance of his duty, there 
be allowed and paid, as recommended by the 
Fire Commissioner and approved by the Cor- 
poration Counsel, to the following the amount 
stated : 
John J. Crowley (petitioner), 13 Holiday 

street, Dorchester $22 . 05 

said amount to be charged to the appropriation for 
Executions of Court, Damage Claims and Reim- 
bursements. 

9. Report on petition of Harold V. Haskell 
(referred February 24)' for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical and nursing expenses 
incurred as a resrrlt of an injury srrstained by him 
while in the performance of his duty as a member 
of the Fire Department — recommending passage 
of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 
100 of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon peti- 
tion of Harold V. Haskell, a member of the Fire 
Department, for indemnification for hospital, 
surgical, medical and nursing expenses incurred as 
a result of an injury received through no fault of 
his own while in the performance of his duty, 
there be allowed and paid, as recommended by the 
Fire Commissioner and approved by the Cor- 
poration Counsel, to the following the amounts 
stated: 

Longwood Hospital, Inc., 125 South Hunt- 
ington avenue $213 50 

Frederick F. Beale, M.D., 40 Winthrop 

street, Hyde Park 170 00 

Roger T. Doyle, M.D., 1550 Tremont 

street, Roxbirry 165.00 

I. W. Josselson, M.D., 26 Acacia avenue, 

Chestnut Hill 35 .00 

Total $583.50 

said sirm to be charged to the appropriation for 
Executions of Court, Damage Claims and Reim- 
bursements. 

10. Report on petition of Daniel W. Moynihan 
(referred February 24) for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical and nursing expenses 
incurred as a result of an injury sustained by him 
while in the performance of his duty as a member 



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of the Fire Department — recommending passage 
of tne accompanying order: ■ 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 
100 of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon peti- 
tion of Daniel W. Moynihan, a member of the Fire 
Department, for indemnification for hospital, 
surgical, medical and nursing expenses incurred as 
a result of an injury received through no fault of 
his own while in the performance of his duty, there 
be allowed and paid, as recommended by the Fire 
Commissioner and approved by the Corporation 
Counsel, to the following the amounts stated: 

Carney Hospital, 2100 Dorchester avenue, 

Dorchester $333 . 84 

Harold Gordon Lee, M.D., 1101 Beacon 

street, Brookline 275.00 

Total $608.84 

said sum to be charged to the appropriation for 
Executions of Court, Damage Claims and Reim- 
bursements. 

11. Report on petition of Woodrow F. White 
(referred February 24) for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical and nursing expenses 
incurred as a result of an injury sustained by him 
while in the performance of his duty as a member 
of the Fire Department — recommending passage 
of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 
100 of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon peti- 
tion of Woodrow F. White, a member of the Fire 
Department, for indemnification for hospital, sur- 
gical, medical and nursing expenses incurred as a 
result of an injury received through no fault of 
his own while in the performance of his duty, 
there be allowed and paid, as recommended by 
the Fire Commissioner and approved by the Cor- 
poration Counsel, to the following the amount 
stated: ; 

Massachusetts General Hospital, Fruit street, $7 

said amount to be charged to the appropriation 
for Executions of Court, Damage Claims and 
Reimbursements. 

12. Report on petition of James C. Wilson 
(referred February 24) for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical and nursing expenses 
incurred as a result of an injury sustained by him 
while in the performance of his duty as a member 
of the Fire Department — recommending passage of 
the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 
100 of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon 
petition of James C. Wilson, a member of the Fire 
Department, for indemnification for hospital, 
surgical, medical and nursing expenses incurred 
as a result of an injury received through no fault 
of his own while in the performance of his duty, 
there be allowed and paid, as recommended by 
the Fire Commissioner -and approved by the 
Corporation Counsel, to the following the amount 
stated: 

Carney Hospital, 2100 Dorchester avenue, 
Dorchester ..$7.75 

said amount to be charged to the appropriation for 
Executions of Court, Damage Claims and Reim- 
bursements. 

13. Report on petition of John E. Burwell (re- 
ferred February 24) for indemnification for hospi- 
tal, surgical, medical and nursing expenses in- 
curred as a result of an injury sustained by him 
while in the performance of his duty as a member 
of the Fire Department — recommending passage 
of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 100 
of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon petition 
of John E. Burwell, a member of the Fire Depart- 
ment, for indemnification for hospital, surgical, 
medical and nursing expenses incurred as a result 
of an injury received through no fault of his own 
while in the performance of his duty, there be 
allowed and paid, as recommended by the Fire 
( Commissioner and approved by the Corporation 
Counsel, to the following the amount stated: 

St. Elizabeth's Hospital, 736 Cambridge 

street, Brighton $13.50 

said sum to lie charged to the appropriation for 
Executions of Court, Damage Claims and Reim- 
bursements. 

14. Report on petition of John E. Burwell 
(referred February 24) for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical and nursing expenses 



incurred as a result of an injury sustained by him 
while in the performance of his duty as a member 
of the Fire Department — recommending passage 
of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 
100 of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon peti- 
tion of John E. Burwell, a member of the Fire 
Department, for indemnification for hospital, 
surgical, medical and nursing expenses incurred as 
a result of an injury received through no fault of 
his own while in the performance of his duty, there 
be allowed and paid, as recommended by the Fire 
Commissioner and approved by the Corporation 
Counsel, to the following the amounts stated: 

George A. Curley, M.D., 41 Mt. Hope street, 
Roslindale $10 

St. Elizabeth's Hospital, 736 Cambridge street, 
Brighton 10 

Total $20 

said sum to be charged to the appropriation for 
Executions of Court, Damage Claims and Reim- 
bursements. 

The reports were accepted, and the orders were 
severally passed. 



MOTION TO ADJOURN. 

Coun. PIEMONTE moved that the Council 
do now adjourn. 

The motion was lost. 



TRAFFIC LIGHTS AT GEN. WILLIAM H. 
DEVINE WAY AND DORCHESTER 
AVENUE. 

Coun. FOLEY and KERRIGAN offered the 
following: 

Ordered, That the Traffic Commissioner be re- 
quested, through his Honor the Mayor, to install 
pedestrian traffic lights at Gen. William H. Devine 
Way and Dorchester avenue, in South Boston. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



FOOTBRIDGE OVER TRACKS ON METRO- 
POLITAN AVENUE, HYDE PARK. 

Coun. MCLAUGHLIN and FOLEY offered the 
following: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works report in writing to the City Council within 
one week of receipt of this order the status of the 
City Council order of October 28, 1957, which 
order requested the construction of a footbridgo 
across the railroad tracks on Metropolitan avenue 
in the Hyde Park section of Boston. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



LEGISLATION TO INCREASE SALARIES 
OF POLICE OFFICERS, TO BE PAID 
BY COMMONWEALTH. 

Coun. McDONOUGH offered the following: 
Resolved, That the City Council of Boston 
favors the passage by the Legislature of House 
Bill 2308, entitled "An Act to Increase the Salaries 
of Police Officers in the City of Boston, Said 
Increases to be Paid by the Commonwealth," 
provided that such legislation, if enacted, includes 
a referendum to the Mayor and City Council. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension 
of the rules. 



LEGISLATION TO PLACE POLICE OFFI- 
CERS ON SAME SALARY SCHEDULE 
AS MDC POLICE. 

Coun. McDONOUGH offered the following: 
Resolved, That the City Council of Boston favors 
the passage by the Legislature of House Bill 2090, 
entitled "An Act to Place the Boston Police De- 
partment on the Same Salary. Schedule as the 
Metropolitan District Commission Police," pro- 
vided that such legislation, if enacted, includes a 
referendum to the City Council. 

On motion of Councillor Piemonte, the resolu- 
tion was referred to the Executive Committee. 



MARCH 3, 1958 



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HEARING CONCERNING REORGANIZA- 
TION OF BUILDING DEPARTMENT. 

Coun. McDONOUGH offered the following: 

Whereas, There has occurred in the city two 
incidents involving the collapse or partial collapse 
of buildings or structures during the past week; and 

Whereas, It is readily apparent that an investi- 
gation into the functioning of the Building Depart- 
ment and the enforcement of the provisions of the 
Boston Building Code can no longer be delayed; 
be it therefore 

Ordered, That a committee of the Boston City 
Council be designated by the president thereof, and 
said committee be, and hereby is, authorized and 
directed to forthwith conduct a hearing relative to 
the enactment of an ordinance to reorganize the 
Building Department under the authority con- 
tained in section 5 of chapter 486 of the Acts of 
1909 as amended. Said committee shall have the 
power to summon witnesses, administer oaths, 
and to require the production of books, records 
and papers, and the giving of testimony under 
oath. Said committee shali report to the City 
Council the results of its hearing and its recom- 
mendations, if any, by filing the same with the 
Clerk of said Council on or before the first Monday 
of June, nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, but 
said committee shall not hear any evidence relative 
to the recent collapse of the building on Meridian 
street, East Boston, which cost a life, until such 
time as the inquest into that matter by the Justice 
of the East Boston District Court is completed. 



Coun. HAILER in the chaii 



On motion of Councillor McCormack, the fore- 
going order was referred to the Executive Com- 
mittee. 



COMPENSATION FOB DELAY IN TRANS- 
FER OF SUMNER TUNNEL. 
Coun. FOLEY offered the following: 
Resolved, That the City Council of the City of 
Boston favors the passage of House Bill 2130 
amending the Massachusetts Port Authority legis- 
lation so as to provide additional compensation 
of $3,000 a day to the City of Boston for every 
day the transfer of the Sumner Tunnel is delayed 
after December 31, 1956. 

Referred to the Executive Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LICENSES. 

Coun. FOLEY, for the Committee on Licenses, 
submitted the following: 

1. Report on application (referred February 17) 
for commercial use shellfish permit for David F. 
Fullerton — recommending that permit be granted. 

2. Report on application (referred February 17) 
for commercial use shellfish permit for Roy Knee- 
land — recommending that permit be granted. 

The reports were accepted, and the permits 
were severally granted under the usual conditions. 



Adjourned at 4.44 p.m., on motion of Councillor 
Iannella, to meet on Monday, March 10, 1958, 
at 2 p.m. 



Note: Alt debate of City Council elimi= 
nated from proceedings in accordance with 
Chapter 447, Acts of 1947. 

(Stenographic copy of such debate on file 
in office of City Clerk.) 



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105 



CITY OF BOSTON. 



Proceedings of City Council. 



Monday, March 10, 1958. 

Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Council Chamber, City Hall, at 2 p.m., President 
McDONOUGH in the chair, and all members 
present. 

Rabbi Meyer J. Strassfeld, of Congregation 
Agudath Israel, Dorchester, was escorted to the 
rostrum. 



INVOCATION 
BY RABBI MEYER J. STRASSFELD. 

Almighty God, Creator and Sustainer of all that 
is good and holy, in Whose hands are the issues of 
man and of nations, we bow in humble reverence 
before Thee and seek Thy aid and Thy guidance. 
Show us the path which we must tread ; grant us the 
vision to reach decisions which will be of benefit 
to all the people of our beloved city. Enable us 
to arrive at a just solution to the many problems 
confronting our city government. 

O Eternal Lawgiver, shower Thy blessings on 
these Thy chosen servants, enlighten them to do 
what is right and just, and to avoid what is wrong 
and hypocritical. May the spirit of Thy law guide 
them to create laws that will benefit this city and 
its citizens, regardless of race, color or creed. 

We thank Thee, Almignty God, for the bountiful 
blessings which Thou hast bestowed upon our 
beloved country. Permit us to continue to serve 
as a beacon of light to al! humanity, uniting all 



mankind to live harmoniously together in mutual 
trust and brotherly love. Amen. 



The meeting was opened with the salute to the 
Flag. 



INFORMATION ON PERSONNEL EXPEND- 
ITURES FOR JANUARY AND FEBRU- 
ARY, 1958, AND DEPARTMENTAL 
LOANS OF 1955 AND 1956. 
The following was received : 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, March 10, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen : 

I transmit herewith communication from the 
City Auditor in regard to your order of February 
10, 1958, relative to expenditures for permanent 
personnel by department for January, 1958, and 
for February, 1958, when available and informa- 
tion to complete data on purchases from depart- 
mental equipment loans of 1955 and 1956. 
Respectfully, 
Patrick F. McDonough, 

Acting Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Auditing Department, March 7, 1958. 
Harold B. Flemming, 

Chief Clerk, Mayor's Office. 
Dear Sir: 

As requested by City Council order adopted 
February 10, 1958, I transmit herewith: 

1. Expenditures for personnel by department 
for January, 1957, and January, 1958. 

2. Expenditures for departmental equipment 
for 1957. 

Very truly yours, 
Joseph P. Lally, City Auditor. 



COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF PAYROLL EXPENDITURES, 
JANUARY, 1957, AND JANUARY, 1958. 



Budget 

Department Class.* 

Mayor, Office 10 

12 

Total 

City Council 10 

11 

Total 

Election 10 

Auditing 10 

Equalization Survey 11 

12 

Total 

Assessing 10 

11 
12 

Total 

Treasury — Collecting 10 

11 

Total. ; ; 

Treasury — Treasury 10 

Treasury — Board of Sinking Funds Commissioners 10 

Administrative Services — Administrative 10 

12 

Total 

Administrative Services — Personnel 10 

12 

Total 

Administrative Services — Purchasing 10 

Administrative Services — Budget 10 

12 

Total 

Administrative Services — Printing 10 

11 

Total 



Payroll 

Expenditures 

January, 1957 

$7,858 97 

547 31 



Payroll 

Expenditures 

January, 1958 

$8,175 22 

618 60 



$8,406 28 

$7,811 61 
2,473 80 


$8,793 82 

$7,407 20 
2,508 00 


$10,285 41 

$18,253 83 

$23,941 71 

$2,108 40 

240 00 


$9,915 20 

$18,196 35 

$24,228 37 

$2,397 15 

243 00 


$2,348 40 

$46,767 58 
562 40 
974 23 


$2,640 15 
$47,595 72 


$48,304 21 

$25,299 25 
163 80 


$47,595 72 
$25,016 45 


$25,463 05 

$13,909 53 

$183 33 

$2,855 45 


$25,016 45 

$13,310 92 

$183 33 

$3,327 44 

120 00 


$2,855 45 

$3,571 36 
905 08 


$3,447 44 

$3,485 21 
958 62 


$4,476 44 

$9,964 97 

$4,296 26 

1,860 84 


$4,443 83 

$9,987 91 

$4,377 96 

1,998 52 


$6,157 10 

$41,318 11 
3,317 74 


$6,376 48 

$38,040 97 
3,025 15 



$44,635 85 



$41,066 12 



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COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF PAYROLL EXPENDITURES, 
JANUARY, 1957, AND JANUARY, 1958— Continued. 

Payroll 

Expenditures 
January, 1957 



Budget 
Department Class.* 

Administrative Services — Art (Invoice) 10 

Administrative Services — Complaints 10 

Law 10 

City Clerk 10 

City Planning 10 

Real Property — Buildings 10 

Real Property — Property 10 

Real Property — Market 10 

Boston Retirement Board 10 

Finance Commission 10 

Conventions and Entertainment 10 

Public Celebrations 10 

Police 10 

Fire 10 

12 

Total 

Building 10 

12 

Total 

Board of Appeal 10 

Board of Examiners 10 

Beacon Hill Architectural Commission 10 

Demolition, Restoration of Abandoned Property 10 

Civilian Defense Act 10 

11 

Total 

Boston Traffic Commission 10 

Licensing Board 10 

11 

Total 

Public Works Department — Bridge 10 

11 

Total 

Public Works Department — Paving 10 

11 

Total 

Public Works Department — Survey 10 

Public Works Department — Lighting 10 

11 

Total 

Public Works Department — Sewer 10 

Public Works Department — Sanitary 10 

12 

Total 

Public Works Department — Central Office 10 

Public Works Department — Automotive 10 

Health — Health Division 10 

11 

Total i 

Health — Registry 10 

Health — Weights and Measures 10 

Hospital — Hospital Division 10 

11 
12 

Total 

Hospital — Sanatorium 10 

Hospital — Long Island 10 

Welfare — Central Office 10 

Welfare — Temporary Home 10 

Welfare — Wayfarers' Lodge 10 

Veterans' Services 10 

Library 10 

11 
12 

Total 

Parks and Recreation 10 

11 
12 

Total 



$86 00 

$634 20 

$26,344 92 

$6,226 12 

$7,283 56 

$62,464 31 

$5,920 57 

$2,389 35 

$1,033 48 

$3,737 23 

$765 95 

$1,754 90 

$1,083,596 44 

$789,632 89 

18,556 63 



Payroll 

Expenditures 

January, 1958 

$86 00 

$652 00 

$26,301 46 

$6,257 64 

$11,504 45 

$61,650 02 

$6,370 11 

$2,410 00 

$1,030 45 

$3,701 71 

$709 24 

$1,803 72 

$1,092,804 72 

$791,105 46 

19,971 59 



$808,189 52 

$46,350 55 
835 00 


$811,077 05 
$47,858 84 


$47,185 55 

$2,025 36 

$618 00 

$83 33 

$968 68 

$4,213 84 

227 38 


$47,858 84 

$2,096 14 

$668 66 

$83 33 

$960 56 

$4,241 92 


$4,441 22 

$40,474 47 
$7,626 96 


$4,241 92 

$39,766 91 

$7,425 63 

296 05 


$7,626 96 

$48,763 85 
1,066 80 


$7,721 68 

$48,255 45 
261 00 


$49,830 G5 

$104,214 86 
4,918 81 


$48,516 45 
$95,993 56 


$109,133 67 

$13,287 37 
$2,009 70 


$95,993 56 

$5,611 00 

$2,147 50 

912 00 


$2,009 70 

$42,538 89 

$169,861 34 

196 35 


$3,059 50 

$45,016 42 
$175,567 86 


$170,057 69 

$5,468 90 

$37,163 80 

$113,467 24 


$175,567 86 

$5,155 23 

$34,136 70 

$111,838 42 

725 80 


$113,467 24 

$9,982 95 

$6,335 75 

$743,216 73 

30,881 19 

3,518 01 


$112,564 22 

$10,540 95 

$6,357 52 

$799,807 87 

34,358 13 

171 56 


$777,615 93 

$122,373 50 

$104,106 40 

$190,531 90 

$2,780 40 

$1,558 20 

$25,554 12 

$182,044 32 

13,589 08 

6,581 94 


$834,337 56 

$126,550 95 

$112,111 54 

$203,631 95 

$2,737 00 

$562 00 

$23,515 80 

$183,076 41 

13,850 52 

7,019 24 


$202,215 34 

$186,538 08 
3,287 48 
2,308 62 


$203,946 17 

$184,822 14 
1,556 20 



92,134 18 



$186,378 34 



MARCH 10, 1958 



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Budget 

Department Class.* 

Parks — Cemetery 10 

12 

Total 

Workmen's Compensation Service 10 

11 

Total 

Workmen's Compensation 10 

City Record 10 

Pensions and Annuities — City 10 

Veterans' Graves 10 

U. S. Bond Allotment ........ 10 

Civic Improvement Commission 10 

Snow Removal 10 

12 

Total 

Federal Public Health Program 10 

11 

Total 

A. D. C. Administration 10 

Unliquidated Reserve — 1956 10 

11 

Total 

Unliquidated Reserve — 1957 10 

Sumner Traffic Tunnel 10 

11 
12 

Total 

Public Works Department — Water 10 

Pensions and Annuities — Special (City) 10 

Schools — 

County: 

Registry of Deeds 10 

Courthouse Custodian 10 

Jail 10 

Penal— Central Office 10 

House of Correction 10 

Supreme Judicial Court 10 

Superior Civil — General Expenses 10 

Superior Civil — Clerk's Office 10 

Superior — Criminal 10 

Boston Municipal Court 10 

Juvenile Court 10 

11 

Total 

Probate Court 10 

Superior — Court Officers Division 10 

Superior — Criminal Session, Probation Department 10 

Charlestown Court 10 

11 

Total 

East Boston Court 10 

11 

Total 

South Boston Court 10 

11 

Total 

Dorchester Court 10 

11 

Total 

Roxbury Court 10 

11 

Total 

West Roxbury Court 10 

11 

Total 



Payboll 

Expenditures 

January, 1957 

$18,017 36 

725 45 


Payroll 

Expenditures 

January, 1958 

$19,074 55 


$18,742 81 

$2,448 88 
765 43 


$19,074 55 
$3,402 97 


$3,214 31 

$14,107 90 

S689 85. 

$400,101 23 

$859 95 

$1,913 23 

$876 45 

$2,803 66 

521 62 


$3,402 97 

$10,696 09 

$695 00 

$410,797 46 

$857 00 

$1,737 44 

$872 72 

$76 05 

1,736 12 


$3,325 28 

$25 60 
243 60 


$1,812 17 


$269 20 

$9,474 39 

$31,545 70 

50 50 


— 


$31,596 20 

$31,238 37 
1,864 80 


$369 01 

$32,872 00 

2,046 05 


$33,103 17 

$110,047 24 

$22,317 80 

$1,955,252 12 

$33,592 39 
$40,391 19 
$27,772 18 


$34,918 05 

$109,719 08 

$23,474 95 

$2,077,059 07 

$32,648 02 

$41,264 02 

$26,531 40 

1,641 00 


$6,450 18 
$41,809 16 

$7,498 66 

$7,901 51 
$38,174 48 
$30,417 90 
$71,488 64 

$7,591 64 
265 12 


$28,172 40 

S6.822 36 
$42,770 61 

$7,687 88 

$8,207 37 
$39,851 97 
$30,754 12 
$69,635 17 

$7,867 40 
593 81 


$7,856 76 

$2,408 90 
$29,771 50 
$12,923 93 

$4,828 32 
.575 00. 


$8,461 21 

$2,567 00 

$29,771 56 

$5,613 00 

$5,554 36 
318 96 


$5,403 32 

$5,232 73 
250 00 


$5,873 32 

$5,841 23 
630 85 


$5,483 73 

$5,151 78 
650 00 


$6,472 08 

$5,663 54 
279 09 


$5,801 78 

$8,246 19 
780 30 


$5,942 63 

$9,036 20 
637 92 


$9,026 49 

$20,183 00 
475 82 


$9,674 12 

$22,521 04 
503 13 


$20,618 82 

$6,420 78 
446 92 


$23,024 17 

$7,918 62 
199 35 


$6,867 70 


$8,117 97 



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COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF PAYROLL EXPENDITURES, 
JANUARY, 1957, AND JANUARY, 1958— Concluded, 

Payroll Payroll 

Budget Expenditures Expenditures 

Department Class.* January, 1957 January, 1958 

Brighton Court 10 83,798 62 83,645 18 

fe 11 375 00 1,036 62 

Total $4,173 62 $4,681 80 

Chelsea Court 10 $5,687 60 $6,829 96 

11 375 90 239 22 

Total $6,063 50 $7,069 18 

Medical Examiner— Northern 10 $3,479 65 $3,395 69 

Medical Examiner— Southern 10 $2,093 35 $1,955 23 

Associate Medical Examiner— Northern 10 $349 98 $349 98 

Associate Medical Examiner — Southern 10 — $408 31 

Pensions and Annuities— County 10 $13,446 51 $15,662 67 

House of Correction— Industries 10 $440 84 $459 84 

Bridges, Construction of — — $2,316 00 

Public Ways, Construction of 10 $1,330 79 $13,768 50 

Automobile Traffic Continuous Signal 12 $90 48 $161 36 

Sewerage Works (n. r.) 10 $16,03130 $11,950 65 

State-Boston Retirement System— Expense Fund 10 $5,926 07 $6,728 68 

11 774 00 — 

Total $6,700 07 $6,728 68 

Police Charitable Fund 10 — $376 00 

Franklin Technical Institute . 10 $27,400 78 $19,680 65 

George Robert White Fund, Inc 10 $2,714 99 $3,470 99 

EMPLOYEE COUNT 

January, 1957 January, 1958 

No. of Payroll No. of Payroll 

Employees Expenditures Employees Expenditures 

City 15,903 $5,161,82127 16,034 $5,199,675 91 

School 5,575 1,955,252 12 5,698 2,077,059 07 

County 1,162 441,706 73 1,133 447,313 68 

Non-Revenue and Trust Funds — 54,268 41 — 58,452 83 

Totals 22,640 $7,613,048 53 22,865 $7,782,501 49 

* Budget Classification — 10, Permanent Employees; 11, Temporary Employees; 12, Overtime. 



DEPARTMENTAL EQUIPMENT REVENUE 



Department 
Administrative: Administrative Division 

Printing Section 

Assessing 

Auditing 

Board of Appeal 

Board of Examiners 

City Council 

Fire 

Library 

Mayor's Office 

Parks: Parks and Recreation 

Cemetery 

Police 

Treasury: Treasury Division 

Roxbury District Court 

Medical Examiner: Northern 

Unallocated 

Totals 





Expenditures 


Expenditures 


Allocation 


1955-1956 


1957 


$87 50 






4,346 65 


— 


$4,346 65 


14,209 49 


$8,514 94 


5,694 55 


64,983 77 


61,607 6.5 


135 67 


447 00 


— 


418 98 


215 00 


— 


— 


150 00 


141 25 


— 


1,925 29 


1,160 57 


— 


2,007 36 


1,999 86 


— - 


8,296 67 


7,495 57 


381 10 


75,487 45 


75,449 60 


— 


5,455 62 


5,440 72 


— 


125,833 10 


125,833 10 


— 


4,199 02 


2,604 23 


1,574 10 


450 00 


— 


— - 


2,500 00 


2,036 52 


— 


575 18 


— 


— 


$311,169 10 


$292,284 01 


$12,551 05 



DEPARTMENTAL EQUIPMENT, REVENUE, 1957 

Expenditures 
Printing Section: 

1 Collator $3,944 75 

8 Trays for above 75 00 

1 Electric adding machine 326 90 

Assessing: 

3 Punch machines $2,430 00 

3 Desks 571 16 

5 Desk lamps 59 40 

1 Check perforator with stand 625 00 

2 Adding machines 934 20 

2 Four-shelf steel stacks 1 18 80 

2 Steel trays 103 45 

Desks and chairs 500 10 

2 Key punch cabinets 352 44 

Auditing: 

1 Typewriter stand $77 75 

1 File 57 92 



$4,346 65 



5,694 55 



135 67 



MARCH 10, 1958 



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Board of Appeal: 

2 Desks and chairs 

Mayor's Office: 

1 Cabinet $85 00 

1 Chair 45 00 

1 Adding machine 251 10 

Treasury Division: 

174 Drawers of Eerger files 

Total 

DEPARTMENTAL EQUIPMENT, NON-REVENUE, 1957 
Expenditures 
Administrative Services : 
Administrative Division: 

1 Chair $87 50 

1 Desk lamp 27 34 

3 Metal bookcases 217 50 

1 File cabinet 96 47 

1 Table 72 57 

Budget Division: 

1 "Steel Age" telephone stand with sliding doors $97 61 

1 Desk chair 79 20 

1 Electric typewriter 420 00 

Complaints Division: 

1 Electric typewriter 

Personnel Division: 

1 I.B.M. typewriter $395 00 

1 Posture chair 86 62 

2 Tray tabulating units with lock and card guides 169 10 

Purchasing Division: 

1 Desk with typewriter holder $178 06 

2 Chairs 103 95 

4 Index trays 49 50 

1 Electric typewriter 455 00 

Printing Section: 

2 I.B.M. executive typewriters $1,150 00 

15 Magnetic counters 221 82 

1 Wire stitcher 399 89 

2 Magazine racks 270 00 

4 Linotype magazines 630 90 

4 Book trucks 342 40 

3 Form feeders with guard 2,733 25 

1 Mechanical marker 152 00 

3 Water coolers 827 64 

2 Graphotypes 2,948 00 

1 Addressograph 265 00 

1 Bailer 225 00 



Traffic Commission: 

1 Willy's truck $2,785 00 

1 Ford sedan 2,168 00 

8 Traffic signal controllers 5,856 00 

Buildings : 

Building Division: 

15 Chairs $417 10 

1 Cabinet — sliding doors 47 32 

2 Steel files and desk trays 166 92 

1 Desk 211 29 

1 Bookcase 70 60 

Board of Examiners: 

1 Chair 

City Clerk: 

1 Typewriter desk 

City Council: 

1 Desk $118 80 

1 Typewriter 202 50 

1 Typewriter stand 34 65 

City Planning: 

1 Typewriter 

Civil Defense: 

2 Pairs binoculars 

Election Department: 

1 Desk $173 25 

2 Tables 106 55 

2 Book stacks 141 37 

1 Travel-all 1,730 66 

2 L typewriters 382 50 

Fire Department: 

10 Siamese connections $330 35 

2 Rotary cutters 1,346 40 



$418 98 



381 10 

1,574 10 
$12,551 05 



$501 38 

598 81 
395 00 

650 72 

786 51 



10,165 90 
$13,096 32 



10,809 00 



913 


23 


30 


60 


$943 


8.3 


138 


10 



355 95 
187 50 

49 90 



2,534 33 



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DEPARTMENTAL EQUIPMENT, NON-REVENUE, 
Expenditures 
2 Stretchers 

1 Storage rack with tabs 

2 Resuscitators 

27 File cabinets 

1 Typewriter 

2 Smoke ejectors 

4 Generators 

3 Fire apparatus pumpers 

2 Ladder trucks 

1 G rapkotype 

2 Fog nozzles 

1 Mimeograph with cabinet 

2 Life nets 

2 Ladder pipes 

1 Fog hog fog nozzle 

4 Hydrant gate valves 

6 Morse gates 

4 Electric cable reels 

Health Department: 
Health Division: 

1 Typewriter 

1 Centrifugal tube 

Registry Division: 

2 Desks 

Weights and Measures: 

1 Panel truck 

Hospital Department: 
Boston City Hospital: 

Files and cabinets 

Desks 

Typewriters 

Adding machines 

Tables 

Mattresses 

Beds 

Audographs 

Incubators 

Fans and air-conditioning units 

Refrigerator and freezer units 

10 Water coolers 

Platform trucks, utility carts, etc 

Lamps 

4 Blackboards 

Rugs 

Miscellaneous tools 

1 Centrifuge 

Cassettes 

2 Viso. cardiettes with converters 

2 Thermia units 

2 Washers and rinsers 

1 Audiometric testing room 

25 Bed springs with mattresses 

4 Microscopes with lamps 

2 Sewing machines 

1 Additional channel to electroencephalograph 

4 Explosion proof portable lights 

1 Blood pump 

2 Oxygenators 

18 X-ray filing units 

1 Unloading extractor 

1 Unloading washwheel 

1 Diving board 

27 5-piece units of furniture 

3 Fire extinguishers 

1 Chopping block with cutting boards 

1 Dump truck 

48 Pressure sterilizers 

22 Regulators 

1 Ice making unit 

1 Tractor truck 

1 "Electronik" recorder 

1 Scoliosis table with accessories 

1 Mimeograph 

1 Dishwasher 

2 Ambulances 

1 Sedan 

1 Morile X-ray unit 

1 Sterilizer 

1 X-ray table with accessories 

Floor scrubbing and polishing equipment 

10 Operating tables 

Miscellaneous surgical equipment 

Sanatorium Division: 

Refrigerators 

X-ray equipment 

Sterilizers 

5 Food conveyors 

1 Tractor 

1 Flatwork folding machine 

1 Dining room suite 

1 Unloading type extractor 



1957 — Continued. 




$187 50 
871 94 



11 
4 
2 

41, 
2, 
1 
4 
6 
3 

27 
2 
3 
4, 



136 33 

610 97 
063 60 
429 00 
705 35 
151 87 
691 95 
360 60 
209 31 
486 07 
704 67 
352 24 
,363 68 
818 02 

229 00 

816 02 
214 38 
763 96 
602 80 
528 25 
701 10 

230 00 
721 00 
637 82 

129 40 
666 50 
.026 60 
746 37 
690 00 
250 00 
.004 75 
049 50 
,774 50 
104 50 
,548 29 

130 65 
303 00 

611 00 
,465 00 
948 64 
,897 28 
720 10 
,167 02 
,096 00 
645 00 
,623 60 
936 00 

817 90 
,750 00 
828 40 
,800 00 
,660 12 
,229 50 
S54 58 



$2,116 36 

21,990 00 

7,120 00 

4,116 52 

3,768 10 

6,725 00 

620 00 

10,404 66 



171,659 92 



1,059 44 
276 21 

1,677 17 
$3,012 82 



359,002 19 



MARCH 10, 1958 



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Sanatorium Division: 

1 Steam table 

1 Dishwasher 

Microfilming equipment 

50 Lockers 

1 Four-channel recorder 

Miscellaneous surgical equipment . 

Long Island Division: 

20 Portable screens 

Tables 

3 Typewriters 

Fire hose 

Snowplow 

60 Light fixtures 

3 Dish cabinets 

2 Kettles 

Chairs 

Beds 

3 Bedpan washers 

Compressors 

Mattresses 

1 Chair and unit No. 1136 

3 Underwriters 

1 Filing cabinet 

3 Refrigerators 

6 Medicine cabinets 

5 Air conditioners 

Chart file carriages 

Projector 

IS Wheelchairs 

25 Bedside cabinets 

Miscellaneous machine and tools. . 

Miscellaneous surgical equipment . 



51,075 00 
890 00 
1,909 65 
1,049 40 
4,375 80 
2,507 77 



81,914 92 

1,265 98 

562 50 

1,214 86 

554 68 

798 80 

2,475 00 

1,354 00 

11,962 71 

7,619 27 

2,460 00 

2,023 11 

418 80 

1,862 00 

1,545 00 

121 77 

1,560 85 

2,337 30 

1,344 56 

793 09 

1,800 00 

1,497 59 

$795 76 

2,742 34 

1,259 20 



Law Department: 

4 Desks 

Library Department: 

2 Book trucks SI, 658 75 

Files 1,959 14 

Desks 6,348 91 

Chairs 1,137 99 

1 Fire alarm box 160 71 

Typewriters 5,935 00 

Mimeographs 877 55 

1 Diebord reader 935 93 

1 Bantam 168 30 

1 Addresser 420 00 

1 Microphone 91 50 

1 Arbor saw 1,400 42 

1 Air compressor 313 00 

1 Sterilizer 186 20 

1 Tractor 341 75 

1 Refrigerator 147 00 

3 Tape recorders 514 88 

1 Dripolator 31 68 

1 Copying machine 384 50 

Floor cleaning equipment 671 94 

1 Hand jointer 1,465 00 

1 Power paper cutter 5,525 00 

1 Pleger roller backer for Binding Department 2,029 85 

15 Portable cameras and 15 portable readers 14,925 00 

Licensing Board: 

1 Speed-o-pring machine $355 65 

1 Desk with glass top 174 79 

Parks and Recreation: 
Park Department: 

1 Ford truck $3,283 00 

2 Willy's jeeps ' 3,106 60 

Speakers, amplifiers, mikes, etc 407 39 

Photographic equipment 144 55 

File cabinets 935 15 

Chairs 407 56 

Miscellaneous tools 1,221 12 

2 Power mowers 230 30 

Miscellaneous recreational equipment 4,732 10 

Cemetery Division: 

1 Sander and 1 drill $155 63 

Public Work3 Department: 

2 Roadgraders $34,104 00 

1 Crane unit 11,732 24 

1 Adding machine 675 00 

2 Street sweepers 23,533 50 

Miscellaneous tools 585 23 

26 Dump trucks 72,440 90 

1 Snowplow 759 50 

6 Rubbish containers for Dempster Dumpster 3,678 00 

14 Ford sedans 21,855 00 

1 Tire changer 189 09 

1 Typewriter 395 00 

Chairs 428 86 

1 Card file 245 78 



68,668 26 



52,248 09 

$479,918 54 

785 12 



47,630 00 



530 44 



14,467 77 
14,623 40 



170,622 10 



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1,203 51 

392 91 

1,596 42 

995 42 

!,128 37 
202 50 



14,842 45 



DEPARTMENTAL EQUIPMENT, NON-REVENUE, 1957— Concluded. 

ExPENDtTURES 

Real Property: 

Buildings Division: 

Air conditioners $2,472 83 

1 Typewriter 220 50 

2 Snow thrower plows 730 54 

Lockers 1,509 12 

Chairs and tables 496 84 

1 Grey cabinet 66 73 

2 Water coolers 560 00 

1 Lawn mower 146 95 

Property Division: 

1 Case for atlasses 

Retirement System: 

1 Desk 55187 11 

2 Typewriters and stands 808 31 

Treasury — Collecting Division: 

Chairs $200 47 

Mailing equipment 7,927 90 

Veterans' Service: 

1 Typewriter 

Welfare Department: 

Desks, tables, chairs $4,112 94 

Typewriters 6,047 50 

2 Checkwriters 3,777 51 

2 Hand letter opener 91 20 

1 Clothes rack 26 23 

1 Supply cabinet 84 15 

Electric fans 343 13 

Card files 359 79 

House of Correction: 

2 Flashers $27 75 

3 Revolvers 150 00 

1 Dishwasher 3,997 13 

Chairs and desk 302 28 

2 Lawn mowers 126 22 

Juvenile Court: 

1 Copier 

East Boston Court: 

Chairs and desks 

Suffolk County Jail: 

1 Typewriter 

Courthouse Custodian: 

Chairs, tables, desks $7,366 91 

Filing cabinets 10,453 92 

Miscellaneous equipment 70 21 

Boston Municipal Court: 

2 Typewriters 

Brighton Court: 

Steel files $940 50 

Flags 99 29 

Charlestown Court: 

1 Typewriter 

Dorchester Court: 

1 Chair 

Roxbury Court: 

Files and chair 

Registry of Probate: 

2 Typewriters. $464 00 

2 Dictaphones 720 00 

1 Duplicator 473 22 

Superior Civil — Clerk's Office: 

5 Typewriters 

Superior Civil — General Expenses: 

1 Typewriter 

Superior — Criminal Session 

1 Adding machine $279 00 

1 Transcriber and 1 recorder 922 00 

4 Typewriters 704 00 

Superior Criminal — Probation Department: 

4 Typewriters 

Supreme Judicial : 

1 Typewriter 



4,603 


38 


252 


79 


494 


60 


202 


50 



17,891 


04 


395 


00 


1,039 


79 


202 


50 


35 


34 


688 


55 



1,657 22 
987 50 

202 50 



1,905 00 
870 00 

178 85 

$979,268 99 



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DEPARTMENTAL EQUIPMENT, NON-REVENUE 



Department Allocation 

Administrative Services $184,628 41 

Assessing 7,551 19 

Auditing 4,800 00 

Traffic Commission 47,250 00 

Building 16,000 00 

Board of Appeal 639 42 

Board of Examiners T 3060 

City Clerk 2,355 82 

City Council 2,883 05 

City Planning 718 85 

Civil Defense Act 306 13 

Election 11,702 31 

Fire 388,977 76 

Health: Health Division 7,400 00 

Registry 4,640 97 

Weights and Measures 9,312 04 

Hospital 1,206,626 81 

Law 3,080 82 

Library 130,000 00 

Licensing 2,358 33 

Mayor 7,331 24 

Parks- Parks and Recreation 132,222 30 

Cemetery 6,650 00 

Public Works 578,960 00 

Real Property: Buildings 11,913 76 

Property 4,933 73 

Boston Retirement Board 5,674 40 

State-Boston Retirement Board 4,599 50 

Treasury: Treasury 3,465 47 

Collecting 16,193 55 

Veterans' Services 1,746 75 

Veterans' Graves 29 88 

Welfare 57,500 00 

Workmen's Compensation 143 05 

Courthouse Custodian 46,389 80 

Registry of Deeds 7,047 91 

House of Correction 34,916 20 

Superior, Civil, Clerk's Office 3,073 25 

Superior, Civil, General Expenses 202 50 

Superior, Criminal Session 7,716 09 

Superior, Criminal, Probation Department 2,927 00 

Supreme, Judicial Court 950 00 

Juvenile Court 1,879 60 

East Boston Court 593 60 

Suffolk County Jail 448 02 

Mental Illness 187 50 

Boston Municipal Court 5,879 00 

Brighton Court 2,106 34 

Charlestown Court 4,485 61 

Chelsea Court 1,407 06 

Dorchester Court 1 ,584 68 

Roxbury Court 3,875 29 

South Boston Court 2,267 85 

West Roxburv Court : 340 00 

Probate Court 2,596 50 

Medical Examiner — Northern Division 6,500 00 

Totals $3,000,000 00 

Referred to the Committee on Appropriations and Finance. 



Expenditures 


Expenditures 


1955-1956 


1957 


$168,435 66 


$13,096 32 


7,551 


19 




35,985 


67 


10,809 00 


10,500 


25 


913 23 


639 


42 




— 




30 60 


2,217 72 


138 10 


2,527 


10 


355 95 


531 


35 


187 50 


256 


23 


49 90 


7,049 


98 


2,534 33 


197,408 


36 


171,659 92 


4,517 


59 


1,059 44 


4,364 


76 


276 21 


7,600 


64 


1,677 17 


426,934 


68 


479,918 54 


2,283 


54 


785 12 


57,512 


47 


47,630 00 


1,827 


89 


530 44 


1,331 


24 




117,749 


83 


14,467 77 


6,393 


65 


155 63 


400,031 


05 


170,622 10 


4,898 


88 


6,203 51 


4,540 


82 


392 91 


5,674 40 




3,603 


89 


995 42 


3,465 47 




8,065 


18 


8,128 37 


1,469 


47 


202 50 


29 


88 




26,294 


04 


14,842 45 


143 


05 




25,289 


06 


17,891 04 


7,047 


91 




30,114 


86 


4,603 38 


2,085 75 


987 50 


— 




202 50 


2,996 


59 


1,905 00 


2,057 


00 


870 00 


760 00 


178 85 


1,079 


60 


252 79 


99 


00 


494 60 


245 


52 


202 50 


187 


50 




4,759 


85 


395 00 


1,066 


55 


1,039 79 


3,842 


11 


202 50 


1,407 06 




1,549 


34 


35 34 


3,175 


82 


688 55 


2,127 


96 




175 


76 




934 


50 


1,057 22 


$1,612,837 


09 


$979,268 99 



INFORMATION ON COLLAPSE OF BUILD- 
ING ON MERIDIAN STREET 
The following was received : 

Citv of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, March 10, 195S. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith communication from the 
Building Commissioner concerning your order of 
February 24, 1958, relative to certain information 
in the collapse of the wall of building on Meridian 
street, East Boston. 

Respectfully, 
Patrick F. McDonougii, 

Acting Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Building Department, March 10, 1958. 
Hon. John B. Hynes, 

Mayor of Boston. 
Dear Mr. Mayor: 

In accordance with the request of the City 
Council as stated in the order of Councillor Gabriel 
F. Piemonte, dated February 24, 1958, the follow- 
ing information is transmitted to your Honor: 

1. The City of Boston has engaged the services 
of Thompson & Lichtner Company, Inc., 8 Alton 
place, Brookline, to determine tne cause of the 
collapse of the building numbered 228-230 Me- 
ridian street, East Boston. Until the cause shall 



have been determined, there is no possibility of 
deciding the responsibility. 

2. An inquest has been ordered by Hon. 
Augustus Loschi for Tuesday, March 11, 1958. 

3. Said inquest will take place in the East 
Boston District Court, Meridian street, at 9 a.m., 
on that date. 

4 and 5 answ-ers are contained in the above items 
Very truly yours, 

Thomas J. Hughes, 
Building Commissioner. 
Referred to the Executive Committee. 



PETITIONS REFERRED. 

The following petitions were received and re- 
ferred to the committee named, viz.: 

Claims. 

Salvatore L. Alessandroni, for compensation for 
damage to car by fire truck. 

Norman E. Brophy, to be reimbursed as result 
of two executions issued against him on account 
of his acts as employee of Fire Department. 

Frederick R. Calnoun, for compensation for 
damage to car by city truck. 

Joseph Carvalho, for compensation for injuries 
and damage to property by truck of Fire Depart- 
ment. 

John F. Daley, for compensation for damage to 
car by truck of Water Meter Department. 



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Gardner DeYoung, to be reimbursed as result 
of accident which occurred while in performance of 

duty as employee of Fire Department. 

Pasquale Farulla, for compensation for damage 
to car by snowplow. 

James T. Fitzgerald, for compensation for in- 
juries caused by car of Parks and Recreation 
Department. 

Sally Flaherty, for compensation for injuries 
caused by an alleged defect at 132-134 Tudor 
street, South Boston. 

James A. Frawley, for compensation for eye- 
glasses broken during performance of duty as 
operator of snow loader of Public Works Depart- 
ment. 

Dora Click, for compensation for injuries caused 
by an alleged defect in Canal street. 

Joseph Guinta, for compensation for injuries 
caused by an alleged defect at 175 Brooks street, 
East Boston. 

William H. Halpin, to be reimbursed as result 
of accident which occurred while in performance of 
duty as employee of Fire Department. 

John B. Hardie, for compensation for damage to 
car by city truck. 

Esther Preble Hill, for compensation for damage 
to property at 51 Wren street, West Roxbury, 
caused by city men removing tree. 

David Israel, for compensation for injuries 
caused by an alleged defect in Solomon Lewenberg 
School. 

Denis King, for compensation for damage to car 
by snowplow. 

Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., for compensation 
for damage to car of Andres Cane and Philip 
Anastas, by police cruiser. 

Viola P. McGrath, for compensation for damage 
to car by snowplow. 

Beatrice E. Moriarty, for compensation for 
injuries caused by an alleged defect in Massachu- 
setts avenue. 

Edna I. Pike, for compensation for injuries 
caused by an alleged defect at 508 Beacon street, 
Boston. 

Alfred H. Rosenthal, for compensation for dam- 
age to car by city car. 

James T. Shea, Jr., to be reimbursed as result 
of execution issued against him on account of his 
acts as employee of Fire Department. 

Universal Textile Corporation, for compensa- 
tion for damage to property at 168 South street, 
caused by broken water pipe. 



PETITIONS FOR ANNUITY. 

Petition of Margaret F. Boylan to be paid 
annuity on account of death of her husband, 
Patrick Boylan, late member of the Public Works 
Department. 

Petition of Teresa L. Dorsey to be paid annuity 
on account of death of her husband, John A. Dor- 
sey, late member of the Police Department. 

Severally referred to the Committee on Claims. 



PETITION FOR INDEMNIFICATION. 

Petition of Charles N. Vogel, retired member of 
the Fire Department, for indemnification for hos- 
pital, medical and surgical expenses. 

Referred to the Committee on Claims. 



APPLICATIONS FOR SHELLFISH PERMITS. 

Applications for commercial use shellfish permits 
were received from the following: 

George E. O'Brien, 244 Meridian street, East 
Boston, Ward 1 ; John J. Fawcett, 21 White street, 
East Boston, Ward 1. 

Severally referred to the Committee on Licenses. 



NOTICE FROM STATE DEPARTMENT OF 
PUBLIC WORKS. 

A communication was received from the State 
Department of Public Works transmitting copy of 
order of lay out and taking of section of state 
highway (John F. Fitzgerald Expressway). 

Placed on file. 



STUDENT GOVERNMENT EXCHANGE 
PROGRAM. 

President McDONOUGH, on behalf of the 
Boston City Council, welcomed to the meeting 
the delegates of the Roslindale, Jeremiah Burke, 
Cathedral, and South Boston High Schools and 
Roxbury Memorial High for Girls, and Hingham, 
Lincoln-Sudbury, Rockland and Natick High 
Schools, and St. Mary's High School, Brookline, 
in connection with the Student Exchange program. 

Mr. William J. Reid, Head of the History De- 
partment of Hyde Park High School, was escorted 
to the rostrum. 

President McDONOUGH introduced the various 
members of the Council to the assembled students 
and briefly outlined the procedure being followed 
by the Council. 



MEETING OF COMMITTEE ON 
APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCE. 

Coun. HAILER announced that there would be 
an executive session of the Committee on Ap- 
propriations and Finance on Thursday, March 13, 
1958, at 10.30 a.m., to discuss the budget. 



MEETING OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

Coun. WHITE announced that there would be a 
meeting of the Executive Committee on Thursday, 
March 20, 1958, at 11 a.m., to consider the order 
filed by Councillor Piemonte on February 10, 1958, 
relative to establishing contributory group life, 
accident, hospitalization, medical and surgical 
services for employees under General Laws, 
chapter 32B. 



TEMPORARY APPOINTMENTS TO CLERK 
OF COMMITTEES DEPARTMENT. 

Coun. McDONOUGH offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective March 12, 1958, the 
following-named persons be, and they hereby are, 
appointed in the service of the Clerk of Committees 
Department to the positions set against their 
respective names until the second Wednesday of 
April, 1958, at the salaries in effect for them on 
March 11, 1958: 

Francis R. Burke, temporary clerk; Nicholas 
DiMella, temporary stenographer; Agnes G. 
Dinsmore, temporary clerk-receptionist; Coleman 
P. Flaherty, temporary clerk; John J. Kerrigan, 
temporary clerk; Paul G. O'Hara, temporary clerk; 
Frances B. Winn, temporary clerk; Jeanne Silver, 
temporary stenographer-clerk. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



INFORMATION ON DEMOLITION OF OLD 
AND UNSAFE BUILDINGS. 

Coun. PIEMONTE offered the following: 
Ordered, That his Honor the Mayor be re- 
quested, under the provisions of section 17F of 
chapter 376 of the Acts of 1951, and any amend- 
ments pursuant thereto, and under any authority 
vested in the City Council, at the meeting of the 
Council next ensuing after one week from receipt 
of this order, answer in writing to the questions set 
forth in the following: 

1. Total amount of moneys appropriated for 
demolition of old and unsafe buildings for each 
year from 1947 through 1957. 

2. Total number of old and unsafe buildings 
demolished for each calendar year beginning with 
1947 through 1957. 

3. The number of old and unsafe buildings 
ordered demolished for each calendar month 
beginning with January 1, 1957, and running 
through February 28, 1958. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



RETIREMENT OF JOHN I. LANE. 

Coun. KERRIGAN offered the following: 

Resolved, That the City Council of Boston 

favors the consideration by the Legislature of the 

petition now held under Joint Rule 7B, authorizing 

the City of Boston to retire John I. Lane; provided 



MARCH 10, 1958 



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that any such legislation enacted includes a 
referendum to the Mayor and City Council. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension of 
the rules. 



PENSION TO THOMAS J. CONATY. 

Coun. KERRIGAN offered the following: 
Resolved, That the City Council of Boston favors 
the consideration by the Legislature of the petition 
now held under Joint Rule 7B, authorizing the 
City of Boston to pension Thomas J. Conaty, a 
detective first grade in the Police Department, 
provided that such legislation, if enacted, includes 
a referendum to the Mayor and City Council. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension of 
the rules. 



REPAYMENT OF RETIREMENT CONTRI- 
BUTIONS TO PATRICK J. LOFTUSS. 

Coun. FOLEY offered the following: 
Resolved, That the City Council of Boston 
favors the consideration by the Legislature of the 



petition now held under Joint Rule 7B, requiring 
the City of Boston to repay to Patrick J. Loftuss 
the contributions made by him to the Contributory 
Retirement System of said city; provided that any 
such legislation enacted includes a referendum to 
the Mayor and City Council. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension of 
the rules. 



THE NEXT MEETING. 

On motion of Councillor Foley the Council 
voted that when it adjourn it be to meet on Mon- 
day, March 24, 1958, at 2 p.m. 



Adourned at 3.05 p.m., on motion of Councillor 
Piemonte, to meet on Monday, March 24, 1958, at 
2 P.M. 

Note: All debate of City Council eliminated 
from proceedings in accordance with Chapter 
447, Acts of 1947. 

(Stenographic copy of such debate on file 
in office of City Clerk.) 



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Proceedings of City Council. 



Thursday, March 20, 1958. 
Special meeting of the City Council, held 
in the Council Chamber, City Hall, at 10.30 
A.M., President McDONOUGH in the Chair. 
Absent, Councillors Hailer, Iannella, and Mc- 
Laughlin. 



The meeting was opened with the salute to 
the Flag. 



The meeting was held pursuant to the fol- 
lowing call: 

Boston City Council, 
Office of the President, 

March 14, 1958. 
To the Members of the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

You are hereby requested to assemble in 
the City Council Chamber, City Hall, on 



Thursday, March 20, 1958, at 10.30 o'clock 
a.m., for the purpose of taking action on a 
petition of the Boston Garden-Arena Corpora- 
tion for a license to conduct an indoor basket- 
ball game in the Boston Garden, North Station, 
Boston, between the hours of one-thirty post 
meridian and twelve midnight on Sunday, 
March 23, 1958. 

Respectfully, 
Patrick F. McDonough, 

President. 
Placed on file. 



PETITION OF BOSTON GARDEN-ARENA 
CORPORATON. 

Petition of the Boston Garden-Arena Cor- 
poration for license to conduct an indoor 
basketball game in Boston Garden, North Sta- 
tion, on Sunday, March 23, 1958. 

On motion of Councillor Piemonte, the 
rules were suspended, and the license was 
granted under the usual terms and conditions. 



The purpose for which the meeting was 
called having been accomplished, President 
McDONOUGH declared the meeting adjourned 
at 11.55 A.M. 



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CITY OF BOSTON. 



Proceedings of City Council. 



Monday, March 21, 1958. 

Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Council Chamber, City Hall, at 2 p.m., President 
McDONOUGH in the chair, and all members 
present. 

The Reverend Carmen Comperchio, O.F.M., of 
Christopher Columbus Friary, Boston, was es- 
corted to the rostrum. 



INVOCATION BY THE REV. CARMEN 
COMPERCHIO. 

Dear Lord, grant that we, who are gathered here 
to look after the welfare of the city which Thou 
hast entrusted to our care, in imitation of Thy 
eternal rule and harmony which reign in heaven, 
may be enlightened to think, rule, and legislate 
so that our honored offices may help our beloved 
fellow citizens live their lives according to a good 
conscience, a peaceful existence, and a blessed 
reward in the contemplation of Thy eternal law in 
heaven. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and 
of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 



The meeting was opened with the salute to the 
Flag. 



TRAFFIC LIGHTS AT GENERAL WILLIAM 
II. DEVINE WAY AND DORCHESTER 
AVENUE. 
The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, March 21, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith communication from the 
Traffic Commissioner concerning your order of 
March 3, 1958, relative to installing pedestrian 
traffic lights at General William H. Devine Way 
and Dorchester avenue, in South Boston. 
Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Traffic Department, March 20, 1958. 
Hon. John B. Hynes, 

Mayor of Boston. 
Dear Sir: 

This is in reply to City Council order dated 
March 3, 1958, requesting the installation of 
pedestrian traffic lights at General William PI. 
Devine Way and Dorchester avenue, or at Dor- 
chester avenue, Father Anthony Songin Way and 
Major Michael J. O'Connor Way. 

Our Chief Engineer reports as follows: 

"The intersections referred to in the Council 
order show a very low accident rate, each having 
one accident involving personal injury during the 
last five years. However, in my opinion, the 
second intersection is the more potentially hazard- 
ous of the two because of the church at one corner 
of the intersection and an adjacent school together 
with a housing project. 

"This intersection would be suitable for the 
installation of a pedestrian-actuated flasher type 
signal. At the present time there are no funds 
available for the installation of new traffic signals." 

The intersection of Dorchester avenue, Father 
Anthony Songiu Way, and Major Michael J. 
O'Connor Way will be placed on a list for the 
installation of a pedestrian-actuated flasher type 
signal when funds are made available. 
Very truly yours, 
Timothy J. O'Connor, Commissioner. 

Placed on file. 



INFORMATION ON DEMOLITION OF OLD 
AND UNSAFE BUILDINGS. 
The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, March 21, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith communications from the 
Building and Health Commissioners concerning 
your order of March 10, 1958, relative to the 
demolition of old and unsafe buildings. 
Respectfully, 

.). B. Hynes, Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Health Department, March 24, 1958. 
Harold B. Flemming, 

Chief Clerk, Mayor's Office. 
Dear Sir: 

Referring to the above order we are answering 
the questions as listed: 

1. The first appropriation made for demolition 
of buildings by the Health Department was 
in 1957 when $100,000 was appropriated. 

2. 1956, two buildings demolished; 1957, 151 
buildings demolished. 

3. January, 1957, none demolished. 
February, 1957, 24 demolished. 
March, 1957, 16 demolished. 
April, 1957, 16 demolished. 
May, 1957, 13 demolished. 
June, 1957, 17 demolished. 
July, 1957, 7 demolished. 
August, 1957, 9 demolished. 
September, 1957, 12 demolished. 
October, 1957, 14 demolished. 
November, 1957, 15 demolished. 
December, 1957, 11 demolished. 

January, 1958, 7 demolished. 
February, 1958, 10 demolished. 

A. W. McGarry, M.D., 
Acting Health Commissioner. 

City of Boston, 
Building Department, March 21, 1958. 
Hon. John B. Hynes, 

Mayor of Boston. 
Dear Sir: 

In accordance with the request of the City 
Council, transmitted through your Honor, I am 
submitting herewith the answers to the three 
questions embodied in the Council order dated 
March 10, 1958. 

The attached tables will show that this depart- 
ment has expended in the period January 1, 1947, 
through February 28, 1958, the sum of $780,033.68 
for shoring, making safe, and the demolition of 885 
buildings. 

The authority of the department for the expendi- 
ture of such funds is contained in chapter 479, 
Acts of 1938, as amended, section 116 (d). 

". . . If in the opinion of the commissioner 
the public safety so requires the commissioner, 
with the approval of the mayor, may at once 
enter the building or other structure which he 
finds unsafe or dangerous, or the land on which 
it. stands, or the abutting land or buildings, with 
such assistance as he may require, and make 
safe or remove said unsafe or dangerous building 
or other structure . . ." 

It is obvious from the foregoing that the juris- 
diction of the department is limited to unsafe and 
dangerous buildings. Social or esthetic benefits, 
slum clearance, and other such worthy objects are 
not in our province although our efforts may give 
substantial aid in these directions. 

Prior to the accelerated program of demolition, 
which was begun under your Honor's direction in 
October, 1956, the average annual expenditure of 
this department for such purpose was $30,000. 
Since October 1, 1956, we have expended $452,- 
992.42 on 462 buildings. 

Despite all that has been done, much more 
remains. Little improvement can be expected 
when one considers the dilapidated buildings in 
lower Roxbury and in the South End. When it 
becomes necessary to remove a single building 
in a block of brick dwellings, one may well question 
whether the remaining buildings are worth what 
must be expended to save them, since to the cost 
of the razing must be added the cost of repairing 
one or two side walls, depending upon the position 
of the building in the block. That, however, is a 
social problem which is not actually the concern 



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of this department. The "creeping blight" which 
affects these areas merits the attention of agencies 
which are not restricted by law to the removal of 
unsafe and dangerous buildings only. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Thomas J. Hughes, 
Building Commissioner. 



Table I (Query 1 and 2) 



Yeaii 
1947. , 
1948. . 
1949 . 

1950 . 

1951 . 
1952. 
1953 . 
1954. 
1955 . 

1956 . 

1957 . 



Subtotal 

1958 (2 months).. 

Grand total 

March 21, 1958. 



Number of 

Buildings 

Affected 

74 

36 

41 

21 

32 

53 

47 

20 

21 

165 

301 

811 

74 

885 



Amount 

Expended 

$04,483 11 

26,672 57 

27,343 22 

13,007 66 

14,462 13 

50,816 36 

45,456 69 

8,064 79 

21,214 60 

142,424 13 

310,069 19 

$724,014 45 
56,019 23 

$780,033 68 



Table II (Query 3) 
Number of 



Month 
January, 1957 . 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 

January, 1958 . 
February 



Total 

March 21, 1958. 



Buildings 
Affected 
22 
38 
34 
35 
19 
44 
24 

8 
18 
34 

6 
19 
28 
46 

375 



Amount 
Expended 
$22,695 32 
31,907 24 
33,489 00 
31,911 00 
20,818 00 
43,198 00 
29,468 00 

8,890 00 
22,037 30 
31,954 33 

7,490 00 
24,211 00 
23,433 13 
32,586 10 

$366,088 42 



Table III 



Expenditures since beginning of accelerated pro- 
gram, October 1, 1956, through February 28, 1958. 
Number of 

Buildings Amount 

Period Affected Expended 

Oct. 1, 1956, through 



Dec. 31, 1956. 

Year 1957 

Two months, 1958 . 



87 
301 

74 

462 



$86,904 00 

310,069 19 

56,019 23 

$452,992 42 



Total 

March 21, 1958. 

On motion of Councillor Piemonte, the foregoing 
message and communication were referred to the 
Executive Committee. 



BORROWING CAPACITY OF CITY FOR 

YEAR 1958. 
The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, March 21, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen : 

I transmit herewith a communication received 
from the Board of Commissioners of Sinking Funds 



concerning the amount which the city will be 
empowered to borrow during the current municipal 
year within the debt limit established by law. 
Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Board of Commissioners of Sinking Funds, 
March 21, 1958. 
Hon. John B. Hynes, 

Mayor of Boston. 
Dear Sir: 

At a meeting of the Board of Commissioners of 
Sinking Funds held on Tuesday, February 18, 1958. 
and acting in accordance with the provisions of 
chapter 93 of the Acts of 1891, the following vote 
was adopted: 

"Voted, To accept the estimate of the City Audi- 
tor and the Collector-Treasurer, as per tha detailed 
schedule herewith attached, of the amount which 
the city will be empowered to borrow during the 
fiscal year 1958 within the debt limit established 
by law and to certify the same to the Mayor and 
the City Council in accordance with chapter 93, 
Acts of 1891, as amended." 

It is estimated that the amount which the city 
will be empowered to borrow during the current 
municipal year within the debt limit established 
by law, subject to the approval of the Emergency 
Finance Board, is $12,718,211.47. 

I enclose herewith for transmittal by you to the 
City Council copies of the vote signed by the mem- 
bers of the Board of Commissioners of Sinking 
Funds, the Collector-Treasurer and the City 
Auditor, and the computation of the debt incurring 
power. 

Very truly yours, 

Joseph P. Lally, Secretary. 



City of Boston, 
Board of Commissioners of Sinking Funds, 
February 18, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen : 

At a meeting of the Board of Sinking Funds 
Commissioners held on Tuesday, February 18, 
1958, and acting in accordance with the provi- 
sions of chapter 93 of the Acts of 1891, the follow- 
ing vote was adopted: 

"Voted, To accept the estimate of the City 
Auditor and the Collector- Treasurer, as per the 
detailed schedule herewith attached, of the amount 
which the city will be empowered to borrow during 
the fiscal year 1958 within the debt limit estab- 
lished by law and to certify the same to the Mayor 
and the City Council in accordance with chapter 
93, Acts of 1891, as amended." 

It is estimated that the amount which the city 
will be empowered to borrow during the present 
municipal year within the debt limit established 
by law, subject to the approval of the Emergency 
Finance Board, is $12,718,211.47. 
Very truly yours, 
William B. Carolan, Chairman, 
Joseph F. Birmingham, 
George Hansen, 
Daniel Weisberg, 
Robert S. Weeks, Jr., 
Robert D. Patterson, 

Board of Commissioners 
of Sinking Funds. 
Joseph P. Lally, 

City Auditor. 
James E. Gildea, 

Collector-Treasurer. 



Debt Incurring Power in 1958 
Total debt incurring power within the debt limit (5 per 
cent of $1,538,650,276, the average assessed valuation 

for three years, less abatements) $76,932,513 80 

Debt incurred: 

Total funded debt, city and county $132,618,500 00 

Funded debt outside the debt limit (debt exempted from 
the operation of the law limiting municipal indebted- 
City Debt $30,695,000 00 

Traffic Tunnel Debt 100,000 00 

Traffic Tunnel Retirement Debt 13,820,000 00 

County Debt 44,000 00 

Rapid Transit Debt 46,793,500 00 

$91,452,500 00 



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Funded debt for Public Works Administration projects, 
issued under authority of chapter 306, Acts of 1933, 
as amended by chapter 21, Acts of 1934 



$207,000 00 



$91,059,500 00 

Funded debt within the debt limit $40,959,000 00 

Offsets to funded debt: 

Sinking Funds 861,785,631 05 

Less sinking funds for debt outside the 
debt limit: 

Permanent Housing .$5,474,189 7G 

Rapid Transit 46,793,500 00 

Traffic Tunnel 100,000 00 

Traffic Tunnel Retirement 9,186,243 62 



61,553,933 38 

Offsets to funded debt within the debt limit $231,097 07 

Net indebtedness within the debt limit, December 31, 1957 $40,727,302 33 

Loans authorized but not issued (within the debt limit) 27,950,000 00 



Used debt incurring power within the debt limit $68,077,302 33 



Unused debt incurring power within the debt limit, January 1, 1958 $8,255,211 47 

Estimated increase during the year by: 

Serial bonds within the debt limit, redeemable during year 4,403,000 00 

Estimated amount of indebtedness that may legally be incurred within the debt limit 

during the municipal year $12,718,211 47 



Referred to the Committee on Appropriations and Finance. 



CONSTABLES AUTHORIZED TO SERVE 

CIVIL PROCESS. 
The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, March 14, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

Subject to confirmation by your Honorable 
Body I hereby appoint the foilowing-named per- 
sons as constables of the City of Boston for the 
term of one year beginning with the first day of 
May, 1958, authorized to serve civil process on 
filing of bond. 

The commissions of all constables authorized to 
serve civil process not named herein expire on 
April 30, 1958, and such constables are hereby re- 
moved from office from and after May 1, 1958, for 
the good of the service. 

Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 

Constables Authorized to Serve Civil Process, 
Upon Filing Bonds, for the Year 1958-59. 
Samuel J. Adelman, 20 St. Peter street, Ward 19; 
Henry Atwood, 88 P street, Ward 6; Alfred Ber- 
man, 41 Fabyan street, Ward 14; John Blaney, 901 
East Broadway, Ward 6; Alfred Blaustein, 594 
Blue Hill avenue, Ward 14; Abram Bornstein, 
625 Warren street, Ward 12; James A. Canton, 169 
Glenway street, Ward 14; Joseph A. Cappadona, 
864 Cummins Highway, Ward 18; Francis S. 
Carter, 192 Park street, Ward 20; Morris Clemens, 
1711 Commonwealth avenue, Ward 21; Sidney 
Cohen, 1 Hackensack court, Ward 20; John D. 
Cole, 14 West Cottage street, Ward 13; Francis J. 
Concannon, 10 Furnival road, Ward 19; James M. 
Concannon, 10 Furnival road, Ward 19; John A. 
D'Arcy, 63 Woodard road, Ward 20; Edward A. 
DeSimone, 58 Bayswater street, Ward 1; David 
Dolinsky, 15 Washington street, Ward 14; Joseph 
H. Donnelly, 1369 River street, Ward 18; Albert E. 
Doody, 48 Myopia road, Ward 18; George P. 
Gcracoulis, 12 Cleaves street, Ward 11; Roland W. 
Golden, 38 Regent street, Ward 12; Abner Gold- 
krand, 48 Wenonah street, Ward 12; Meyer Gold- 
stein, 89 Claymoss road, Ward 21 ; Philip Goldstein, 
132 Russett road, Ward 20; Arthur N. Gordon, 
120 Riverway, Ward 4; Saul Gorfinkle, 108 Seaver 
street, Ward 12; Salvatore Grassa, 11 Copeland 
street, Ward 12; Joseph E. Griffin, 41 Logan Way, 
Ward 7; Arthur A. Guarino, 26 Everton street, 
Ward 15; Edward C. Gurnon, 24 Bellflower street, 
Ward 7; John W. Herbert, 726 Saratoga street, 
Ward 1 ; James A. Hickey, 59 Parsons street, Ward 
22; David Kaplan, 93 Montebello road, Ward 11; 
Edward A. Keefe, 20 Ely road, Ward 16; Kenneth 
W. Kempton, 51 Queensberry street, Ward 5; 
Bronis Kontrim, 120 Marine road, Ward 7; Mark 
H. Krafsur, 447 Norfolk street, Ward 14; Nathan 
Kravitsky, 306 Washington street, Ward 14; 
George D. Lambrenos, 928 Parker street, Ward 10; 
John J. Lannan, 1127 Commonwealth avenue, 
Ward 21; Joseph C. Lauria, 31 Appleton street, 
Ward 5; Charles I. Lesser, 35 Kirkwood road, 
Ward 22; Louis Levendorf, 58 Greendale road, 
Ward 14; Charles Lewis, 33 Fidelis Way, Ward 21; 



Vincent B. Licciardi, 39 St. John street, Ward 19; 
William W. Lodge, 34 Edgewood street, Ward 
12; Alfred Lubin, 38 Millet street, Ward 17; 
Anthony Luongo, 1097 Saratoga street, Ward 1. 

Frank J. Macchia, 770 East Fourth street, 
Ward 6; Salvatore Maffei, 11 Orient avenue, Ward 
1 ; Joseph Marenburg, 229 Columbia road, Ward 14; 
John L. McLaughlin, 27 Wood street, Ward 2; 
Francis J. Melville, Jr., 10 Auburn street, Ward 2; 
Frank A. Mitchell, 7 Bruce street, Ward 16; Nor- 
man L. Munson, 71 Westland avenue, Ward 4; 
John J. Murphy, 100 Wellsmere road, Ward IS; 
Louis H. Oppenheim, 16 Cummings road, Ward 
21; Andrew J. Palermo, 18 Bloomfield street, 
Ward 17; William G. Peters, 9 Medford court, 
Ward 3; Phillip S. Phillips, 829 Blue Hill avenue, 
Ward 14; George N. Pierce, 15 Atherton street, 
Ward 1 1 ; Edward J. Pinta, 1 1 Fowler street, Ward 
14; Raphael R. Rafferty, 140 West Canton street, 
Ward 4; Andrew A. Raffoni, 644 West Roxbury 
Parkway, Ward 20; Oscar G. Ridlon, 236 Lamar- 
tine street, Ward 19; Edward J. Rockett, 309 
Emerson street, Ward 6; George M. Romanos, Jr., 
37 St. John street, Ward 19; Anthony J. Romanow- 
ski, 39 Logan Way, Ward 7; Isadore Rubin, 755 
Morton street, Ward 14; Melvin G. Saganov, 324 
Chestnut Hill avenue, Ward 21 ; James Saliba, 
86 Waltham street, Ward 3; Jacob E. Schrank, 
735 Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkway, Ward 20; 
Joseph P. Schrank, 735 Veterans of Foreign Wars 
Parkway, Ward 20; Frank Shaw, 12 Codman 
street, Ward 17; Edward W. Sheehan, 26 Burgoyne 
street, Ward 16; Wilfred M. Sheehan, 26 Burgoyne 
street, Ward 16; Sidney J. Sheinfeld, 166 Rosseter 
street, Ward 14; Isaac Shulman, 28 Devon street, 
Ward 14; Allen E. Silver, 1451 Blue Hill avenue, 
Ward 18; Joseph Simansky, 77 Nightingale street, 
Ward 14; Clifford L. Smith, 11 Euclid street, Ward 
17; Harry Smith, 526 Massachusetts avenue, Ward 
9; John A. Sousa, 195 Brooks street, Ward 1 
Solomon Spack, 129 Callender street, Ward 14 
Arthur C. Stanton, 28 Quint avenue, Ward 21 
Quirino Sticco, 333 Dudley street, Ward 8; Jerome 
Suvalle, 355 Corey street, Ward 20; Benjamin 
Tackeff, 559 Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkway 
Ward 20; Frank Tavella, 90 Grady court, Ward 1 
William Tepper, 103 Colborne road, Ward 21 
Laurence Wernick, 1 Franklin Garden, Ward 12 
Sidney Williams, 37 Winthrop street, Ward 12_ 
Louis Yacker, 1999 Commonwealth avenue, Ward 
21. 

Referred to the Committee on Confirmations. 



APPOINTMENTS OF MINOR OFFICERS 
PAID BY FEES. 

The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, March 14, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

Subject to confirmation by your Honorable 
Body, I hereby make the following appointments 
of minor officers paid by fees for the term of one 
year beginning with the first day of May, 1958. 



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The appointments of all such officers not named 
herein are hereby revoked from and after April 30, 
1958. 

Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 
(Annexed hereto is a list of the appointments as 
contained in City Document No. 30—1958.) 
Referred to the Committee on Confirmations. 



APPROPRIATION FROM PARKING 
METER FEES. 
The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, March 21, 195S. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen : 

I submit herewith an appropriation order for 
$5,000 from "Parking Meter Fees" and a communi- 
cation from the Traffic Commissioner explaining 
the reasons therefor. 

I respectfully recommend adoption of the 
accompanying order by your Honorable Body. 
Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Traffic Department, January 6, 1958. 
Hon. John B. Hynes, 

Mayor of Boston. 
Dear Sir: 

When this department acquired and placed in 
operation the city's first 5,000 parking meters in 
June, 1948, we were aware that among metropoli- 
tan cities, then operating parking meters, two 
specific methods of collecting coins from the 
meters were being used. 

In one method, sealed coin cups are used and 
the manner of collection is that the collector takes 
the coin cup from the meter and replaces it with an 
empty sealed cup. The collector places the full 
cup in a niche with a number corresponding to the 
meter number from which the cup is taken, in a 
carrying case. 

The other is the so-called "dump" method of 
collection with the collector emptying the contents 
of the coin cup into a collection box at the meter. 
This department chose to adopt the first method 
of collection because it appeared that it would 
afford greater security and permit more comprehen- 
sive accounting. 

Experience has proved that the expected 
advantages of the "sealed cup" method have not 
been demonstrated. On the contrary we have 
found that the collection and accounting are 
cumbersome and time-consuming and require a 
greater number of employees than would be used 
with the "dump" system. We now believe that 
the use of the latter method, properly supervised, 
would result in at least an equal degree of security 
as compared with the present method. 

We will further improve security by having the 
money taken in locked collection boxes directly 
to a bank where the money will be counted. This 
completely eliminates the need of counting money 
by this department. 

In addition to improving the security involved, 
this method will decrease the number of meters 
that normally get out of order by at least 50 per 
cent. Decreasing the number of meters out of 
order will increase the revenue of the department 
and because of the efficiency obtained we will be 
able to further effect savings as follows: 

Eliminate approximately three positions in the 
parking meter division, the collection service 
provided by Brink's, the seals for the coin cups, the 
seals for the coin bags, the replacement of coin- 
carrying cases, and other miscellaneous items. 

It is estimated that an annual saving of approxi- 
mately $10,000 in operating expenses will be 
realized. 

We propose to change to the "dump" system. 
To place the new system in operation it will be 
necessary to procure some new equipment and to 
have certain mechanical changes effected in the 
meter collection system. 

The following expenditures will be required: 
Procurement of: 

65 coin collection boxes at $50 each, $3,250; 
5,000 stainless steel guards at 17 cents, $850; 
5,000 coin boxes to be milled at 15 cents, $750. 
Total, $4,850. 



I respectfully request that the sum of five 
thousand (5,000) dollars be appropriated from the 
revenue received from parking meter fees. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Timothy J. O'Connor, 
Commissioner. 

Ordered, That the sum of five thousand dollars 
($5,000) be, and the same hereby is, appropriated 
from the revenue received from parking meter 
fees, to be expended by the Traffic Department, for 
the purchase of parking meter equipment, and to 
have certain mechanical changes effected in the 
meter collection system. 

Referred to the Committee on Appropriations 
and Finance. 



APPROPRIATION FROM PARKMAN 
FUND INCOME. 
The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, March 21, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

I submit herewith an order for the appropriation 
from the income of the George F. Parkman Fund 
of the sum of $175,000 and a communication from 
the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation ex- 
plaining the reasons therefor. 

I respectfully recommend adoption of the ac- 
companying order by your Honorable Body. 
Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Parks and Recreation Department, 

March 19, 1958. 
Hon. John B. Hynes, 

Mayor of Boston. 
Dear Sir: 

Under date of January 3, 1958, a communication 
was addressed to you and forwarded to the City 
Clerk, requesting that an order be placed before the 
City Council asking for an appropriation of 
$175,000 for the calendar year 1958, to be trans- 
ferred from the Parkman Fund Income to the ap- 
propriation, "Common and Parks in Existence in 
1887," and expended under the direction of the 
Commissioner of Parks and Recreation for the 
improvement of Boston Common. 

The total appropriation received from this fund 
in 1957 was 8177,976.82. The status of this ap- 
propriation regarding encumbrances and un- 
encumbered balance is as follows: 
For the Improvement of Boston 

Common $177,976 82 

Encumbered: 

Architects' contract $14,680 00 

C. C. Temple contract for con- 
struction area No. 1 151,260 00 

$165,940 00 
Unencumbered: 

Available for removal of Kiosk 9,500 00 

Contingencies 2,536 S2 

$177,976 82 



Under a recent agreement between the MTA 
Trustees and your Honor, the trustees agreed to 
pay for the removal of the Kiosk. If this expense is 
absorbed by them, then the item of $9,500 will be 
available for other expenses in connection with the 
improvement of the Common. 

With regard to the request made upon you under 
date of January 3 for a further appropriation of 
$175,000 in 1958, I am listing, below, the estimated 
cost of further construction work on Boston Com- 
mon, if these funds are made available: 
For the Improvement of Boston Com- 
mon (1958) (Estimate) $175,000 

To complete contract area No. 1 $23,850 

West Street Plaza (exclusive of foun- 
tain and sculpture) 18,800 

Fountains and sculpture 90,090 

Additional architects' fees 8,040 

$140,780 

Boston Massacre Plaza $31,685 

Architects' Fee, 8% 2,535 

34,220 

$175,000 



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I respectfully request that you make available 
the order for 1958 requesting an appropriation of 
$175,000 from the Parkman Fund Income, so that 
we may be in a position to advertise further work 
for the improvement of the Common, upon com- 
pletion of the work encumbered in 1957 but which 
will actually start within the next few weeks. 
Respectfully yours, 
Frank R. Kelley, Commissioner. 

Ordered, That there be, and hereby is, appro- 
priated from the income of the George F. Parkman 
Fund in 1957, the sum of $175,000, to be expended 
under the direction of the Commissioner of Parks 
and Recreation, for the improvement of Boston 
Common. 

Referred to the Committee on Appropriations 
and Finance. 



APPROPRIATION FOR REDEMPTION OF 
CITY LOANS. 

The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, March 21, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

Under the provisions of chapter 92 of the Acts 
of 1953, parking meter receipts may be used to 
meet principal and interest requirements on debt 
incurred for the establishment of off-street parking 
facilities. 

Since 1947, the city has issued eight million 
seven hundred fifty thousand dollars (88,750.000,) 
in bonds and has used the proceeds to establish 
parking areas and facilities. According to records 
of the Auditing Department, four hundred sixty 
thousand dollars (S460.000) must be provided in 
the current year to meet principal maturities on 
these bonds. 

In view of the authority granted by the Legisla- 
ture under chapter 92 of the Acts of 1953, I sub- 
mit herewith an order providing for the appropria- 
tion from parking meter receipts of four hundred 
sixty thousand dollars (-5460,000) to be applied 
to meet maturing debt for the current year on 
outstanding parking facility bonds. 

I respectfully recommend adoption of this order 
by your Honorable Body. 

Respectfully, 

J. B. Htnes, Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Auditing Department, March 21, 1958. 
Hon. John B. Hynes, 

Mayor of Boston. 
Dear Sir: 

Chapter 92 of the Acts of 1953 authorizes cities 
and towns having parking meters to apply the 
receipts from said meters to the payment of any 
debt incurred for the acquisition of off-street 
parking areas and facilities. 

According to the records of the Auditing De- 
partment, there will be required in the fiscal 
year 1958 the sum of four hundred sixty thousand 
dollars ($460,000) for the redemption of debt 
issued by the City of Boston for the acquisition of 
off-street parking areas and facilities. 

Therefore, I recommend that an order be sub- 
mitted to the City Council to appropriate from 
parking meter receipts the sum of four hundred 
sixty thousand dollars ($460,000) to provide for 
the redemption of the above-mentioned debt. 
Respectfully, 

Joseph P. Lally, 

City Auditor. 

Ordered, That in accordance with the provisions 
of chapter 92 of the Acts of 1953, the sum herein 
set forth be, and hereby is, appropriated from 
parking meter receipts for the purpose specified: 
City Loans, Redemption of $460,000 

Referred to the Committee on Appropriations 
and Finance. 



PETITIONS REFERRED. 

The following petitions were received and re- 
ferred to the committee named, viz.: 

Claims. 
Gertrude Adelberg, for compensation for in- 
juries caused by an alleged defect at Common- 
wealth avenue and Fuller street. 



Peter V. Arnao, to be reimbursed as result of 
execution issued against him on account of his acts 
as employee of Fire Department. 

John C. Bresnahan, to be reimbursed as result 
of execution issued against him on account of his 
acts as employee of Police Department. 

Irene Briggs, for compensation for injuries caused 
by an alleged defect at 541 River street, Mattapan. 

Thomas F. Callahan, to be reimbursed as result 
of accident which occurred while in performance of 
duty as employee of Fire Department. 

Francis C. Carlo, for compensation for damage 
to car by fire engine. 

Joseph P. Doherty, to be reimbursed as result of 
accident which occurred while in performance of 
duty as employee of Fire Department. 

James A. Fitzgerald, for compensation for dam- 
age to car by car of Fire Department. 

Nancy and Diane Galoforo, for compensation 
for injuries caused by city truck. 

Thomas Geanacopoulos, to be reimbursed as 
result of accident which occurred while in per- 
formance of duty as employee of Public Works 
Department, Sewer Division. 

Angelina Giannato, for compensation for in- 
juries caused by an alleged defect at 31-33 Snow 
Hill street. 

Anthony J. Grazer, for compensation for damage 
to heaters at 42 Lonsdale street, caused by city men 
repairing leak in water pipe. 

Paul D. Hackett, to be reimbursed as result of 
execution issued against him on account of his acts 
as employee of Fire Department. 

Lawrence T. Hatch, to be reimbursed as result 
of accident which occurred while in performance of 
duty as employee of Public Works Department, 
Water Division. 

Maurice J. Healy, to be reimbursed as result of 
execution issued against him on account of his acts 
as employee of Police Department. 

Saul P. Heller, for compensation for damage to 
property at 2 Leighton road, during sidewalk 
construction. 

Frederick P. and Mary Hickey, for compensation 
for injuries and damage to property caused by an 
alleged defect in Adams street. 

Joseph P. Hutchinson, for compensation for 
damage to car by snowplow. 

Mis. Raymond Joyal, for compensation for dam- 
age to property at 9A Blackwell street, Dorchester, 
caused by workers at new fire house, Neponset 
avenue. 

James J. Kelley, to be reimbursed as result of two 
executions issued against him on account of his 
acts as employee of Parks and Recreation Depart- 
ment. 

Russell R. Kelley, Jr., for compensation for 
damage to car by car of Public Works Depart- 
ment. 

Margaret M. and Leona A. Kenney, for com- 
pensation for injuries caused by city dump truck. 

Max Kirzner, for compensation for injuries 
caused by an alleged defect in Willowwood street, 
Dorchester. 

Lorraine Knopf, for compensation for damage to 
car by vehicle of Police Department. 

Bessie Lemelman, for compensation for water 
damage to property at 2 Tiverton road, Mattapan. 

Blanche H. Lord, for compensation for injuries 
caused by an alleged defect at Temple place and 
Tremont street. 

Louis M. Marks, for compensation for injuries 
caused by an alleged defect in Cornhill. 

Delbert McFaden, for compensation for damage 
to car caused by an alleged defect in Bragdon 
street, Roxbury. 

Harold E. Mellin, Jr., to be reimbursed as result 
of execution issued against him on account of his 
acts as employee of Fire Department. 

Hugh R. Morrison, to be reimbursed as result 
of accident which occurred while in performance of 
duty as employee of Police Department. 

Arthur J. Murphy, to be reimbursed as result of 
accident which occurred while in performance of 
duty as employee of Police Department. 

John J. Neenan, for compensation for damage 
to car by fire truck. 

James E. O'Hara, to be reimbursed as result of 
execution issued against him on account of his acts 
as employee of Police Department. 

Dominic Plantamura, for compensation for 
damage to property at 36 South Russell street, 
caused by overflow of sewage. 

Phillip J. Rando, for compensation for damage 
to car by truck of Parks and Recreation Depart- 
ment. 



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Devoe it Raynolds Company, Inc., for compensa- 
tion for damage to property at 105 Bedford street, 
Boston, caused by snow removal scoop. 

Frances Shaknov, for compensation for injuries 
caused by an alleged defect in Hallowell street, 
Dorchester. 

Anthony J. Tortora, for compensation for dam- 
age to car by fire truck. 

United Farmers of New Engiand, Inc., for com- 
pensation for damage to car by city vehicle. 

J. C. Watson, for compensation for damage to 
property at 15 Taylor street, Boston, caused by 
broken water main. 

Rocco Zagarella, for compensation for damage 
to car by tire engine. 



TRANSFER LAND ON FREEPORT STREET 
TO COMMISSIONER OF REAL PROP- 
ERTY. 
The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, March 24, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith communication from Com- 
missioner Frank R. Kelley of the Parks and 
Recreation Department recommending the transfer 
of a certain parcel of city-owned land located at 
or near 290 Freeport street, Dorchester, and com- 
monly called Malloch's Wharf. 

I enclose proposed form of order whereby this 
property may be transferred from the care, custody, 
control, and management of the Parks and Recrea- 
tion Commission to the care, custody, control, and 
management of the Commissioner of Real Prop- 
erty. 

Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Parks and Recreation Department, 

June 18, 1957. 
Hon. John B. Hynes, 

Mayor of Boston. 
Dear Sir: 

At a meeting of the Parks and Recreation Com- 
mission held at the Commission office on Thursday, 
June 13, 1957, it was unanimously voted to transfer 
to the Real Property Division the land known as 
Malloch's Wharf, located at 290 Freeport street, 
Dorchester. 

This land was originally purchased by the Public 
Works Department and under a City Council 
order dated September 11, 1921, was transferred 
from the Public Works Department to the Parks 
and Recreation Department. 

The land is located in a boat yard area and during 
all these years it has been rented by this depart- 
ment for boat yard purposes and never developed 
as a recreation or playground area. The area 
originally contained approximately 160,000 square 
feet, including marsh and flats. The new South- 
east Expressway has taken approximately 60,000 
square feet of this area, leaving approximately 
100,000 square feet, of which 60,000 square feet 
are flats. 

As the Parks and Recreation Department has 
no reason for retaining this land, it is requested 
that it be transferred to the Real Property Divi- 
sion. 

Respectfully yours, 
Frank R. Kelley, Commissioner. 

Whereas, The City of Boston is the owner in 
fee of approximately 100,000 square feet of land 
and flats (known as Malloch's Wharf) located at 
290 Freeport street, Dorchester district of the City 
of Boston, presently under the control of the Parks 
and Recreation Commission; and 

Whereas, The Parks and Recreation Commission 
has determined that the above-mentioned parcel 
of land and flats is no longer required for public 
purposes; now therefore it is hereby 

Ordered, That the above-mentioned parcel of 
land and flats be, and the same hereby is, trans- 
ferred from the care, custody, control, and manage- 
ment of the Parks and Recreation Commission 
to the care, custody, control, and management of 
the Commissioner of Real Property. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Lands. 



PETITIONS FOR INDEMNIFICATION. 

Petition of Charles F. Baldner, employee of the 
Boston Fire Department, for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical, and nursing expenses. 

Petition of Frederick J. Byrne, employee of the 
Boston Fire Department, for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical, and nursing expenses. 

Petition of John F. Cass, employee of the Boston 
Fire Department, for indemnification for hospital, 
surgical, medical, and nursing expenses. 

Petition of Joseph M. Crawford, employee of the 
Boston Fire Department, for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical, and nursing expenses. 

Petition of John J. Crehan, employee of the 
Boston Fire Department, for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical, and nursing expenses. 

Petition of William A. Cunningham, employee 
of the Boston Fire Department, for indemnification 
for hospital, surgical, medical, and nursing expenses. 

Petition of Thomas B. Lennon, employee of the 
Boston Fire Department, for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical, and nursing expenses. 

Petition of Leroy J. Mahoney, employee of the 
Boston Fire Department, for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical, and nursing expenses. 

Petition of James F. McGonagle, employee of 
the Boston Fire Department, for indemnification 
for hospital, surgical, medical, and nursing expenses. 

Petition of John P. McLaughlin, employee of 
the Boston Fire Department, for indemnification 
for hospital, surgical, medical, and nursing ex- 
penses. 

Petition of James H. Sexton, employee of the 
Boston Fire Department, for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical, and nursing expenses. 

Petition of Francis J. Gilday, retired member 
of the Boston Fire Department, for indemnification 
for hospital, medical, and surgical expenses. 

Severally referred to the Committee on Claims. 



APPLICATION FOR LICENSES FOR 
SUNDAY SPORTS. 

A petition was received from Boston Garden- 
A.rena Corporation for indoor basketball games in 
Boston Garden, North Station, on Sundays, 
March 30, 1958, April 6 and 13, 1958. 

A petition was received from Boston Garden- 
Arena Corporation for indoor hockey games in 
the Boston Garden, North Station, on Sundays, 
March 30, 1958, April 6, 13, and 20, 1958. 

On motion of Councillor McCormack, the rules 
were suspended, and the licenses were severally 
granted under the usual terms and conditions. 



COMMUNICATION FROM THE REV- 
EREND JOSEPH R. N. MAXWELL, S.J. 

A communication was received from the Rev- 
erend Joseph R. N. Maxwell, S.J., acknowledging 
receipt of resolution passed by the City Council on 
February 10, 1958, and expressing his sincerest 
thanks for the best wishes expressed. 

Placed on file. 

APPLICATIONS FOR SHELLFISH 
PERMITS. 

Applications for commercial use shellfish permits 
were received from the following: 

Herbert E. Lawson, 867 Washington street, 
Dorchester, Ward 17; Francis J. Riley, 298 Nepon- 
set avenue, Dorchester, Ward 16. 

Application for family use shellfish permit was 
received from Peter P. Mazgalis, 174 West Sixth 
street, South Boston, Ward 6. 

Severally referred to the Committee on Licenses. 



RESOLUTION OF CITY OF EVERETT 
FOR PASSENGER COUNT ON M.T.A. 

The following was received: 

City of Everett. 
Common Council. 
Resolution offered by Councilman Francis N. 
Pelosi: 

Resolved, That the Metropolitan Transit 
Authority conduct as accurate a survey as can be 
determined in all cities and towns bordering the 



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fourteen communities presently being served by 
the M.T.A. 

The purpose of the survey is to compute an 
approximate number of persons in these outlying 
cities and towns using the M.T.A. as a means of 
transportation so that these cities and towns be 
made to pay on a percentage basis their proportional 
share of the M.T.A. deficit. 

Coun. PIEMONTE moved that the foregoing 
resolution be placed on file and copies of the same 
be sent to all representatives and senators in the 
Metropolitan Transit Authority District. 

The motion was carried. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CLAIMS. 

Coun. McCORMACK, for the Committee on 
Claims, submitted the following: 

1. Report on petition of Fred W. Cavanagh 
(referred March 3) for indemnification for hospital, 
surgical, and medical expenses incurred as a result 
of an injury sustained by him while in the per- 
formance of his duty as a member of the Fire 
Department — recommending passage of the ac- 
companying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 
100B of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon 
petition of Fred W. Cavanagh, a former member of 
the Fire Department retired for accidental dis- 
ability, for indemnification for hospital, surgical, 
and medical expenses incurred as a result of an 
injury received through no fault of his own while 
in the performance of his duty, there be allowed 
and paid, upon certification of the panel appointed 
under the provisions of said section, to the follow- 
ing the amount stated: 

Walter Wegner, M.D., 818 Harrison avenue. .$350 

said amount to be paid from any appropriation 
suitable for the purpose of this section. 

2. Report on petition of Charles N. Vogel 
(referred March 10) for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, and medical expenses incurred 
as a result of an injury sustained by him while in 
the performance of his duty as a member of the 
Fire Department — recommending passage of the 
accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 
100B of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon 
petition of Charles N. Vogel, a former member of 
the Fire Department retired for accidental dis- 
ability, for indemnification for hospital, surgical, 
and medical expenses incurred as a result of an 
injury received through no fault of his own while 
in the performance of his duty, there be allowed 
and paid, upon certification of the panel appointed 
under the provisions of said section, to the follow- 
ing the amount stated: 

Charles N. Vogel (petitioner), 146 Eustis 
street, Roxbury $87.75 

said amount to be paid from any appropriation 
suitable for the purpose of this section. 

3. Report on petition of James T. Shea, Jr. 
(referred March 10) for reimbursement as a 
result of an execution issued against him on account 
of his acts as a member of the Fire Department — 
recommending passage of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That the sum of seventy-five dollars 
($75) be allowed and paid to James T. Shea, Jr., in 
reimbursement for amount of execution issued 
against him on account of his acts as a member of 
the Fire Department, said sum to be charged to the 
appropriation for Executions of Court, Damage 
Claims and Reimbursements. 

4. Report on petition of Norman E. Brophv, 
610 S. W. 33rd Avenue, Miami, Florida (referred 
March 10) for reimbursement as a result of execu- 
tions issued against him on account of his acts as a 
member of the Fire Department — recommending 
passage of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That the sum of $500 be allowed and 
paid to Norman E. Brophy in reimbursement for 
amount of executions issued against him on ac- 
count of his acts as a member of the Fire Depart- 
ment, said sum to be charged to the appropriation 
for Executions of Court, Damage Claims and 
Reimbursements. 

The reports were accepted, and the orders were 
severally passed. 



OBSERVANCE OF NATIONAL BOYS' 
CLUB WEEK. 

Coun. McDONOUGH offered the following: 

Whereas, The week of April 7 to April 13 marks 
the observance of National Boys' Club Week; 

Whereas, The Boys' Club movement was 
founded in the City of Boston in 1906 and is now 
an organization national in scope and international 
in influence; 

Whereas, These clubs do outstanding work not 
only in the strengthening of the bodies and better- 
ment of the minds of our young Americans, but 
also teach them the true meaning of democracy 
and prepare them through competition and 
brotherhood to be responsible, honest, self-reliant 
leaders of the future; and 

Whereas, "Help Build Juvenile Decency" theme 
of Boys' Club Week will stress the often forgotten 
fact that the great majority of American boys are 
essentially decent youngsters; that the objective of 
Boys' Clubs of America — as a weapon in the pre- 
vention of juvenile delinquency — is to provide 
constructive guidance when and where it counts 
and to help today's boys grow into tomorrow's 
responsible citizens; be it 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council, in the 
meeting assembled, salutes the Boys' Clubs of 
Boston and the Boys' Clubs of America for the 
splendid work they have done in the past and are 
doing at present, in molding the boy of today to 
become the good citizen of tomorrow. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension 
of the rules. 



SIDEWALK ON BROOKVALE STREET. 

Coun. McDONOUGH offered the following: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works make a sidewalk along Brookvale street 
(both sides) from Dorchester avenue to Hutchin- 
son street, Ward 16, in front of the estates border- 
ing thereon; said sidewalk to be from 3 to 10 
inches above the gutter adjoining, to be from 5 to 
12 feet in width, and to be built of artificial stone, 
with granite edgestones, under the provisions of 
chapter 203 of the Acts of 1943, as amended. 
Passed under suspension of the rules. 



REPORTING AND INDEXING OF 
COUNCIL MINUTES. 

Coun. McDONOUGH offered the following: 
Ordered, That the City Clerk be authorized and 
directed to execute a contract with Elvira Johnson 
to make a stenographic report of all regular and 
special meetings of the City Council, for one year 
beginning on April 1, 1958, for the sum of $5,000, 
payable in monthly installments; the expense of 
same to be charged to the appropriation for City 
Council Proceedings. 

Ordered, That the City Clerk be authorized and 
directed to execute a contract with Blanche I. 
Goell for one year beginning on April 1, 1958, for 
the sum of $1,500, payable in monthly install- 
ments of $125, for making the index of the City 
Council Proceedings substantially in the form of 
the index of the City Council Proceedings for 
1956; the expense of same to be charged to the 
appropriation for City Council Proceedings. 

Severally passed under suspension of the rules. 



REPORTING OF CITY COUNCIL COMMIT- 
TEE MEETINGS AND HEARINGS. 

Coun. McDONOUGH offered the following: 
Ordered, That the City of Boston, acting by the 
City Council through the City Messenger, enter 
into a contract with Elvira Johnson, shorthand 
reporter, by which, until the maximum liability 
of the city thereunder is reached, said Elvira 
Johnson agrees to make by herself or by compe- 
tent shorthand reporters engaged by her, and 
submit to the City Messenger with due diligence 
and dispatch, true and accurate transcripts of 
such meetings and hearings to be held by com- 
mittees and subcommittees of the City Council 
between April 1, 1958, and March 31, 1959, both 
inclusive, as the City Messenger upon directions 
of the City Council or a committee thereof shall 
request and in accordance with such specifications 
as he shall prescribe, for which transcripts the 



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city shall pay at the rate of one dollar for each 
original page and of twenty-five cents for each 
duplicate page ordered simultaneously with an 
orginal; provided that the liability of the city under 
such contract shall not exceed thirty-five hundred 
dollars, the expense of such contract, to be charged 
to the appropriation for City Council, Contractual 
Service. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



REMOVAL OF "HUMP" AT MAVERICK 
SQUARE. 

Coun. PIEMONTE offered the following: 
Ordered, That his Honor the Mayor request the 
Public Works Commissioner to advise this Honor- 
able Body of the present status of the project to 
remove the so-called hump in Maverick square, 
East Boston, and, further, that the Mayor urge the 
M.T.A. Trustees and others concerned to expedite 
the removal of said hump. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION FOR DELAY 
IN ACQUISITION OF THE SUMNER 
TUNNEL. 

Coun. FOLEY offered the following: 
Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be re- 
quested, through his Honor the Mayor, to report 
to the City Council the legislative status of 
House Bill 2136 and the steps taken by him to 
achieve acceptance of this bill. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



CONVEYANCE OF SUMNER TUNNEL TO 
PORT AUTHORITY. 

Coun. MoDONOUCH submitted the following: 
Law Offices of 
Mulhern and Mulhern 
Hon. John B. Hynes, 

City Hall. 
Dear Mayor Hynes: 

I feel compelled at this time to call to your atten- 
tion some recent developments in connection with 
efforts to activate the Massachusetts Port Author- 
ity and do so as a taxpayer for many years in the 
City of Boston, rather than as Chairman of the' 
State Airport Management Board. 

It seems that the actions of the Massachusetts 
Port Authority during the past few months indi- 
cate clearly that the Authority does not intend to 
construct the second crossing to East Boston 
within the coming few years, if ever. 

It is needless for me at this time to go into a 
recitation on the opinion of practically all of the 
traffic engineering experts that the construction of 
the second crossing is not only critically needed at 
this time but has been critically needed since the 
passage of the Port Authority Act in July, 1956. 

The acceptance of the figure of $15,000,000 com- 
pensation to the City of Boston for taking over the 
present Sumner Tunnel by the Authority had as 
one of its prime precedent considerations the im- 
mediate erection of the second crossing to East 
Boston. It is my understanding that the City 
Council and you accepted this figure in order that 
this critically needed second crossing could be 
started at once and relieve the City of Boston of 
the financial burden of adding to its debt structure 
the $35,000,000 or $40,000,000 that it would cost 
to construct this crossing. 

The present Sumner Tunnel has been showing a 
net operating profit of close to $1,500,000. This 
means that this net operating profit, capitalized on 
a 5 per cent basis, would result in a fair cash 
value, according to all accepted real estate expert 
practices, of $30,000,000. 

When the Port Authority Act was passed in 
.Tuly, 1956, there were outstanding approximately 
$7,000,000 in Sumner Tunnel bonds which meant 
that if the Port Authority had been activated at 
that time, the City of Boston would have received 
$8,000,000, the two figures together totalling the 
figure of $15,000,000 referred to previously. Ac- 
cording to the provisions of the Port Authority 
Act, the Port Authority is obliged to pay only the 
outstanding bonds at the time it takes over the 
tunnel. Since July, 1956, the City of Boston has 
been obliged to pay off approximately $4,000,000 



of Sumner Tunnel bonds, so that under the provi- 
sions of the act, the Port Authority would be 
obliged to pay only the remaining $3,000,000 of 
outstanding bonds. This means that the Port 
Authority would pay only $11,000,000 for the 
present Sumner Tunnel instead of $15,000,000. 

The Massachusetts Port Authority is a privately 
financed agency. In the absence of a definite com- 
mitment to start the immediate construction of 
the second crossing to East Boston upon its activa- 
tion, this privately financed agency, the Massa- 
chusetts Port Authority, should pay to the City of 
Boston the fair cash value of the present Sumner 
Tunnel which, as outlined above, is $30,000,000, 
otherwise, the taxpayers of the City of Boston are 
being deprived of $19,000,000 in revenue for the 
benefit of a privately financed agency. This 
figure of $19,000,000 is the difference between the 
fair cash value of the $30,000,000 and the figure of 
$11,000,000 which the Port Authority would pay 
under the terms of the present act. The receipt 
of the $19,000,000 would mean a reduction in the 
tax rate of about $13.00 the year in which this 
money was received. 

Under the circumstances, should not the City 
Council and you justifiably take the position that 
the City of Boston must: 

(1) have a definite agreement from the Massa- 
chusetts Port Authority to immediately start the 
construction of the second crossing upon its activa- 
tion; or 

(2) in the absence of such a commitment receive 
compensation based upon a fair cash value of 
$30,000,000; or 

(3) in the event that neither (1) nor (2) is com- 
plied with, refuse to turn over the present Sumner 
Tunnel to the Massachusetts Port Authority. 

Cordially yours, 

Joseph J. Mulhern. 
The communication was placed on file. 

In connection with the foregoing communication 
Councillor Piemonte moved that the matter be 
referred to the Executive Committee, and that the 
Executive Committee be requested to arrange for a 
public hearing, and to specifically, without limiting 
the same, invite the writer of the foregoing letter, 
Mr. Mulhern, the representatives of the Port Au- 
thority, and the representative of the Governor's 
office who is in charge of drafting the legislation, 
and to whom particularly the question of the 
Sumner Tunnel and Port Authority has been 
designated. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO HOLD 
HEARING ON CONSTRUCTION OF 
SECOND CROSSING TO EAST BOSTON. 

Coun. McLAUGHLIN offered the following: 

Whereas, The construction of a second crossing 
to East Boston is critically needed and absolutely 
essential to the future economic well-being of the 
City of Boston; and 

Whereas, There has been considerable contro- 
versy since the establishment of the Port Authority 
in connection with the location of such a crossing 
and the time within which it should be built; and 

Whereas, By a letter dated March 20, 1958, 
Joseph H. Mulhern, Esq., has pointed out to his 
Honor the Mayor certain serious economic prob- 
lems connected with this matter; and 

Whereas, A primary factor in the acceptance by 
the Boston City Council of the sale price of $15,- 
000,000 for the Sumner Tunnel was the assurance 
by the Port Authority that a second crossing would 
be constructed at the earliest possible opportunity 
and that it was the matter of first importance on 
its agenda, and 

Whereas, It is of prime importance to the orderly 
procedure of government that the Boston City 
Council be kept abreast of all developments in this 
matter; now therefore be it 

Resolved, That the letter of Joseph J. Mulhern, 
Esq., be printed in the "City Record" along with 
this order; and be it further 

Resolved, That Joseph J. Mulhern, Esq., and 
Ephraim Brest, Esq., be invited to appear before 
the Executive Committee of the Boston City 
Council at a time and date to be named by the 
chairman of said Committee within two weeks 
following the passage of this resolution. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension of 
the rules. 



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SALARY INCREASE TO CHIEF INSPEC- 
TORS AND INSPECTORS IN BUILD- 
ING DEPARTMENT. 

Coun. McCORMACK offered the following: 
Ordered, That the Director of Personnel, Di- 
rector of Administrative Services take whatever 
steps are necessary to raise the salaries of the chief 
inspectors, and inspectors of the Building Depart- 
ment to the same level as the chief inspectors and 
inspectors of the State Department of Public 
Safety. 

On motion of Councillor McCormack, the order 
was referred to the Executive Committee. 



MAYOR TO CONFER WITH EMPLOYEES 
ON GROUP INSURANCE. 

Coun. WHITE, as Chairman of the Executive 
Committee, read the following communication re- 
ceived from the Law Department: 

City of Boston, 
Law Department, March 21, 1958. 
Executive Committee of the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

This is in response to your inquiry concerning the 
present status of the acceptance for the County of 
Suffolk and the City of Boston of chapter 32B of 
the General Laws relative to certain group insur- 
ance for employees. 

It appears that orders adopted by the City 
Council on December 12, 1955, accepting said 
chapter 32B in behalf of the County of Suffolk and 
the City of Boston, respectively, were returned to 
the City Council by the Mayor on December 27, 
1955, with his objections thereto in writing. It is 
quite plain that the orders in question were orders 
accepting a statute involving the expenditure of 
money. It is explicitly provided by St. 1948, 
c. 452, s. 17D, as appearing in St. 1951, c. 376, 
s. 1, that "Every order . . . accepting a 
statute involving the expenditure of money, which 
is so returned to the city council, shall be void, 
and no further action shall be taken thereon 
. . . ." It is my opinion, therefore, that the 
aforesaid orders of December 12, 1955, are wholly 
void. In other words, if said chapter 32B is now 
to be accepted for the County and the City, the 
City Council must pass anew, and the Mayor must 
approve, respective orders to that effect. 

I have not considered acceptance for the County 
separately from acceptance for the City: for, under 
G. L. (Ter. Ed.), c. 34, s. 4, as amended, the Mayor 
and City Council of Boston merely have the powers 
and perform the duties of county commissioners 
but do not ex ofnciis constitute county commis- 
sioners. Votes exercising the powders and perform- 
ing the duties of county commissioners are, there- 
fore, but votes of the City Council subject to the 
above-quoted statutory provision. 
Respectfully, 

William L. Baxter, 
Corporation Counsel. 



Coun. PIEMONTE in the Chair. 



In connection with the foregoing, Councillor 
White offered the following: 

Ordered, That the City Council and persons 
authorized to represent the employees of the City 
of Boston and County of Suffolk confer with the 
Mayor within the next few weeks relative to the 
acceptance for the City of Boston and County of 
Suffolk of chapter 32B of the General Laws relative 
to certain group insurance for said employees. 

The communication from the Corporation 
Counsel and the order were referred to the Execu- 
tive Committee. 

Coun. McCORMACK and FOLEY, for all the 
Councillors, offered the following: 

Ordered, That chapter 32B of the General Laws 
as inserted by chapter 760 of the Acts of 1955 
entitled "An Act Providing for Contributory 
Group Life, Accident, Hospitalization, Medical 
and Surgical Insurance for Persons in the Service 
of a County, City, Town or District and their 
Dependents" be, and hereby is, accepted in behalf 
of the City of Boston. 

Ordered, That chapter 32B of the General Laws 
as inserted by chapter 760 of the Acts of 1955 
entitled "An Act Providing for Contributory 



Group Life, Accident, Hospitalization, Medical 
and Surgical Insurance for Persons in the Service 
of a County, City, Town or District and their 
Dependents" be, and hereby is, accepted in behalf 
of the County of Suffolk. 



President McDONOUGH in the chair. 



On motion of Councillor White, the foregoing 
orders were severally referred to the Executive 
Committee. 

In connection with the foregoing orders Coun- 
cillor Foley moved that the Chairman of the 
Executive Committee be authorized to arrange a 
meeting with Iris Honor the Mayor and represen- 
tatives of the municipal and county employees 
concerning the subject of the installation of a 
group insurance plan as contained in General 
Laws, chapter 32B. 

The motion was carried. 



STATEMENT BY COUN. PIEMONTE RE 
PRUDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT. 

Upon receiving unanimous consent to make a 
statement Councillor Piemonte read the following 
communication which he stated be sent to the 
Prudential Insurance Company: 

March 24, 1958. 
Mr. Smith, 

Prudential Insurance Company, Boston. 
My dear Mr. Smith: 

It is with great interest and a feeling of joy that I 
read of your plan to immediately proceed with the 
physical construction of the so-called Prudential 
development. 

As a member of the Boston City Council and 
also as a citizen of this great city and common- 
wealth, I assure you of my fullest cooperation. 

As a lawyer, a member of the tax panel of the 
American Bar Association, and as a former mem- 
ber of the Massachusetts Special Commission on 
Taxation appointed by two former governors, as a 
former member of the Committee on Taxation of 
the Massachusetts General Court, and as one who 
has been a student interested in the assessing of 
real estate, I am concerned with the questions 
raised by the Prudential Redevelopment assess- 
ment agreement as reported by the newspapers. 

I feel that it is imperative that every business 
concern enjoy the bestpossible public relations at 
all times and more so in the case of an insurance 
company which enjoys such a fiduciary relationship. 

My suggestion is that you accelerate as much 
as is humanly possible the construction of the 
so-called Prudential Development, review the 
constitutional and statutory provisions regarding 
the assessment of property, and finally that you 
urge all of the civic groups and organizations to 
support any necessary change in the constitution 
and/or the statutes of the commonwealth that may 
be necessary in view of the reported assessment 
agreement. 

For my part, let me assure you of my individual 
cooperation. I have, over the past several years, 
filed petitions and bills in this regard and shall 
continue to do so as long as the circumstances 
warrant. 

Very truly yours, 
Gabriel F. Piemonte, Councillor. 



GOOD FRIDAY APRIL 4. 

Coun McCORMACK offered the following: 

Ordered, That his Honor the Mayor be requested 

to consider the advisability of declaring Good 

Friday, April 4, 1958, a holiday from 12 noon on 

in observance of the most sacred Holy Day of Lent. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



NAMING OF SQUARE IN HONOR OF 
JOHN JOSEPH DALY. 

Coun. McCORMACK offered the following: 
Ordered, That the Committee to Memorialize 
Veterans be requested, through his Honor, the 
Mayor, to name the square at the corner of Burney 
and Tremont streets, in Roxbury, in honor of 
F/3rd-Class John Joseph Daly who was killed in 
action on the U.S.S. "Vincennes," off the Savo 



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Islands, on August 9, 194:.', while in the service of 
his country during World War II. 
Passed under suspension of the rules. 



NAMING OF SQUARE IN HONOR OF 
VINCENT A. RENNA. 

Coun. McCORMACK offered the following: 
Ordered, That the Committee to Memorialize 
Veterans be requested, through his Honor the 
Mayor, to name the square at the corner of Oswald 
and Hillside streets, in Roxbury, in honor of Private 
Vincent A. Renna who was killed in action in 
France on June 26, 1944, while in the service of his 
country during World War II. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPRO- 
PRIATIONS AND FINANCE RE AP- 
PROPRIATIONS AND TAX ORDERS 
FOR 1958. 

Coun. HAILER, Chairman of the Committee on 
Appropriations and Finance, asked that the Com- 
mittee on Appropriations and Finance be given a 
one week extension of time from the order of the 
City Council passed on February 10, 1958, which 
directed the committee to submit to the City 
Council on or before March 24, 1958, the appropri- 
ations and tax orders for the year J 958, as all the 
departments of the city and county had not been 
heard by the committee. 

The question came on the acceptance of the com- 
mittee's report and granting an additional week in 
which to submit the appropriations and tax orders 
for the year 1958 to the Council. 

The report failed of passage, and the request 
for a week's extension was denied, yeas 4, nays 4: 



Yeas — Councillors Hailer, 
monte, White — 4. 

Nays — Councillors Foley, 
mack, McLaughlin — 4. 



McDonough, Pie- 
Kerrigan, McCor- 



Coun. HAILER then submitted the appro- 
priations and tax orders for the year 1958 to the 
Council. 

Coun. McCORMACK moved that the appro- 
priations and tax orders for the year 1958 be 
recommitted to the Committee on Appropriations 
and Finance. 

Coun. FOLEY moved that the Corporation 
Counsel be requested to furnish a legal opinion as 
to the validity of the action taken with respect to 
the appropriations and tax orders for 1958. 

The foregoing motion of Councillor McCormack 
that the appropriations and tax orders for 1958 be 
recommitted to the Committee on Appropriations 
and Finance was carried, yeas 7, nays 0: 

Yeas — Councillors Hailer, Kerrigan, Mc- 
Cormack, McDonough, McLaughlin, Piemonte, 
White — 7. 

Nays — 0. 

Voting present — Councillor Foley. 

The question then came on the foregoing motion 
of Councillor Foley requesting the Corporation 
Counsel to furnish a legal opinion as to the validity 
of the action taken with respect to the appropria- 
tions and tax orders for 1958, and the motion was 
carried. 



Adjourned at 0.02 p.m., on motion of Councillor 
Piemonte, to meet on Monday, March 31, 1958, 
at 2 p.m. 

Note: AH debate of City Council elimi= 
nated from proceedings in accordance with 
Chapter 447, Acts of 1947. 

(Stenographic copy of such debate on file 
in office of City Clerk.) 



City op Boston 
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Proceedings of City Council. 



Monday, March 31, 1958. 

Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Council Chamber, City Hall, at 2 p.m., President 
McDONOUGH in the chair, and all members 
present. 

The Reverend Walter Lennon, of Most Blessed 
Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, Wakefield, 
was escorted to the rostrum. 



INVOCATION BY THE REV. WALTER 
LENNON. 

Give mo, O Lord, wisdom to direct Thy people 
with justice. Let my intention be pure, my zeal 
sincere, my charity long suffering and my labor 
fruitful. Let me be kind without laxity, severe 
without harshness. Give me prudence in action, 
skill in directing others, Tightness in my counsels, 
insight in obscure matters, and victory in difficul- 
ties. 

God, teach me to be generous, to give and not 
to count the cost; to fight and not to heed the 
wounds; to toil and not to seek to rest; to labor 
and not to ask for any reward — except to know 
that I do Thy will. 

May God direct all my actions and carry them 
on by His gracious assistance, that every prayer 
and work of mine that has begun in Thee, be 
happily ended by Thee, through Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 



The meeting was opened with the salute to the 
Flag. 



APPOINTMENTS BY THE MAYOR. 

Subject to confirmation by the Council, the 
Mayor submitted the following appointment: 

Weigher of coal, for the term ending April 30, 
1959: Robert J. Buttlar, 15 Tenney street, Cam- 
bridge. 

Referred to the Committee on Confirmations. 



FOOTBRIDGE OVER TRACKS ON METRO- 
POLITAN AVENUE, HYDE PARK. 
The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, March 28, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith communication from the 
Commissioner of Public Works in regard to your 
order of Marcli 3, 1958, relative to the construc- 
tion of a footbridge across the railroad tracks on 
Metropolitan avenue in tiie Hyde Park section 
of Boston. 

Respectfully, 

J. B. Htnes, Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Public Works Department, 
March 20, 1958. 
Harold B. Flemming, 

Chief Clerk, Mayor's Office. 
Dear Mr. Flemming: 

This is in reference to the following order that 
was passed in the City Council, under date of 
March 3, 1958: 

"Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works report in writing to the City Council, within 
one week of receipt of this order, the status of the 
City Council order of October 28, 1957, which 
order requested the construction of a footbridge 
across the railroad tracks on Metropolitan avenue 
in the Hyde Park section of Boston." 

We estimate that it will cost at least $100,000 to 
provide a pedestrian underpass under the right-of- 
way of the New York, New Haven & Hartford 
Railroad to connect Metropolitan avenue on the 
Roslindalo side' with the Hyde Park side. 



At the present time, there is an exceptionally 
large tract of undeveloped land located on the 
Roslindalo side of the right-of-way. I feel, there- 
fore, that the matter of providing the underpass 
should be deferred until this area is substantially 
developed as I do not believe that we would be 
justified, at this time, in expending such a large 
amount of money on this improvement. We have 
prepared a preliminary study plan and estimated 
the cost of the improvement. However, we have 
not taken any further steps and we are not making 
any provisions to provide for the underpass this 
year. 

It would not be advisable to consider the con- 
struction of a footbridge to span the above- 
referenced right-of-way, as an underpass is far 
more satisfactory and requires much less annual 
maintenance than an overpass. In addition, the 
surface elevations of Metropolitan avenue on both 
sides of the existing right-of-way lend themselves 
more readily to the construction of an underpass 
than a footbridge. 

Very truly yours, 

George G. Hyland, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Placer! on file. 



APPROPRIATION FOR NEW CITY HALL 
SPACE REQUIREMENTS SURVEY. 
The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, March 31, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

I submit herewith an order for an appropriation 
of $20,400, together with a letter from the Director 
of Administrative Services, explaining the reason 
therefor. 

I respectfully recommend adoption of the 
accompanying order by your Honorable Body. 
Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Administrative Services Department, 

March 31, 1958. 
Hon. John B. Hynes, 

Mayor of Boston. 
Dear Mr. Mayor: 

The Massachusetts Legislature is currently con- 
sidering legislation that would enable the city to 
build a new city hall as part of the proposed govern- 
ment center. 

Since a new city hall would have a long-term 
impact on the cost and efficiency of city govern- 
ment, and its construction would require the 
expenditure of public funds, the members of the 
State Legislature as well as city officials need 
accurate information on the costs and space 
requirements of a new city hall to assist them in 
their current deliberations. 

The Administrative Services Department has 
been assembling data on current space use and 
requirements of the city departments that would 
be housed in a new building as a preliminary to 
estimating the most appropriate and efficient size 
and layout for the proposed city hall and the cost 
thereof. In undertaking this work, it became 
evident that the services of a consultant with 
considerable experience in the analysis of space 
needs and construction costs of public buildings 
would be invaluable. 

At a conference in your office held recently an 
agreement was reached with the Arthur D. Little, 
Inc., firm of economic research consultants, to 
undertake this work and a fee of $20,400 was agreed 
upon as reasonable. This fee includes services to 
be rendered to the Little Company by Shepley, 
Bulfinch, and Abbott, architects; George A. 
Fuller Company, general contractors, and some 
appraisers and management engineers. 

The Arthur D. Little firm has already been of 
great assistance to us in this matter, but before a 
contract for the work can be entered into the 
Administrative Services Department will require 
a special appropriation to finance it. I might 
point out that although the City Council has 
already appropriated $100,000 to the City Plan- 
ning Board for government center studies, that 
amount was earmarked specifically for site plan- 
ning, engineering, and market analysis matters 
relating to the government center as a whole in 
which the Planning Board was to serve as planning 
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That appropriation was not intended to provide 
for detailed planning or analysis of any specific 
building. 

I respectfully request therefore that an order be 
presented to the City Council for a special appro- 
priation in the amount of $20,400 for the purpose 
of engaging a consultant to assist the Administra- 
tive Services Department in determining the space 
requirements and cost of constructing a new city 
hall. 

Sincerely yours, 

William Arthur Reilly, 

Director of Administrative Services. 

Ordered, That the sum of twenty thousand four 
hundred (20,400) dollars be, and hereby is, ap- 
propriated for the purpose hereinafter specified, 
said sum to be raised by taxation on the polls and 
estates in the City of Boston, and that all orders 
hereinafter or heretofore passed by the City Council 
relating to appropriations, taxes, and the interest 
thereon, apply to the appropriations and taxes 
herein provided for. 

Administrative Services Department. 

Special Appropriation: 

New City Hall Space Requirements 
Survey $20,400 

Referred to the Committee on Appropriations 
and Finance. 



PETITIONS REFERRED. 

The following petitions were received and re- 
ferred to the committees named, viz.: 

Claims. 

Aetna Casualty and Surety Company, for 
compensation for damage to car of Poplar School, 
Inc., by city car. 

Gladys V. Barchard, for compensation for in- 
juries caused by an alleged defect at Staniford and 
South Margin streets. 

Harold J. Brown, to be reimbursed as result of 
accident which occurred while in performance of 
duty as employee of Public Works Department, 
Sanitary Division. 

Joseph L. Burke, to be reimbursed as result of 
accident which occurred while in performance of 
duty as employee of Public Works Department, 
Paving Service. 

Thomas J. Conlon, to be reimbursed as result of 
accident which occurred while in performance of 
duty as employee of Public Works Department, 
Paving Division. 

John Connors, for compensation for damage to 
car by snowplow. 

Mary Cunningham, for compensation for in- 
juries caused by an alleged defect at 481 Ashmont 
street. 

Maria DiBlasi, for compensation for injuries 
caused by an alleged defect at Tavern road and 
Field street. 

John V. Foley, for compensation for damage to 
car caused by an alleged defect at 1598 Centre 
street, Roslindale. 

Lionel D. Greene, for compensation for damage 
to property at 12G Massachusetts avenue, caused 
by water seeping into basement. 

Michael Guy, for compensation for damage to 
car caused by city vehicle from Deer Island. 

Michael Imbriano, to be reimbursed as result of 
accident which occurred while in performance of 
duty as employee of Fire Department. 

Barbara Lake, for compensation for injuries 
caused by an alleged defect at Broadway and 
Harrison avenue. 

John L. Magee, to be reimbursed as result of 
accident which occurred while in performance of 
duty as employee of Police Department. 

Cornelius J. Manning, for compensation for 
damage to car by car of Traffic Department. 

William H. McKendry, to be reimbursed as 
result of accident which occurred while in per- 
formance of duty as employee of School Committee. 

Dorothy A. Mitchell, for compensation for in- 
juries caused by an alleged defect at Washington 
and Averton streets. 

Thomas Plant, for compensation for injuries 
caused by an alleged defect at 17 Clark street, 
Boston. 

Lena Purpura, for compensation for injuries 
caused by an alleged defect at 49 Billerica street. 

John J. Stein, to be reimbursed as result of ac- 
cident which occurred while in performance of 



duty as employee of Public Works Department, 
Water Division. 

Licenses. 

Petition to operate bowling alleys on the Lord's 
day, viz.: 

Starlight Bowladrome, Inc., by Leonard Di- 
Pietro, 36-44 Bennington street, East Boston, 
Ward 1. 



PETITION FOR INDEMNIFICATION. 

Petition of Charles N. Vogel, retired member of 
the Boston Fire Department, for indemnification 
for hospital, medical, and surgical expenses. 

Referred to the Committee on Claims. 



COMMUNICATION FROM FINANCE COM- 
MISSION ON LAND TAKING FOR 
OFF-STREET PARKING ON COLUMBIA 
STREET. 

The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Finance Commission, March 20, 1958. 
To the Honorable the City Council. 

The Finance Commission transmits herewith a 
notice from the Corporation Counsel that it is 
intended to settle the claim of Alice Cunningham 
Lacey, for land damages in connection with taking 
of land and building located at 11-13 Columbia 
street, for the purposes of off-street parking. This 
notice is required by special statute, chapter 474 
of the Acts of 1946, and the Finance Commission 
hereby places it on the public record. 

The complete communication from the Corpora- 
tion Counsel is attached. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edward U. Lee, Chairman, 
H. W. Dwight Rtjdd, 
Leo J. Dunn, 
Roger J. Abizaid, M.D., 
The Finance Commission. 
Thomas J. Murphy, 

Acting Secretary. 

City of Boston, 
Law Department, March 21, 1958. 
Boston Finance Commission, 
24 School Street, Boston. 
Attention: Robert E. Cunniff, Secretary. 
Dear Sir: 

Pursuant to St. 1946, c. 474, s. 1, subdivision A, 
notice is hereby given the Commission that this 
department is in the process of settling the suit of 
Alice Cunningham Lacey, executrix under the will 
of Patrick Callahan v. City of Boston, Suffolk 
Superior Court No. 511077. This is a petition for 
land damages claimed by the petitioner to have 
resulted from the taking of the land and building 
located at 11-13 Columbia street, Boston, said 
taking having been made on October 15, 1956, for 
the purposes of off-street parking. 

The facts concerning the property taken are as 
follow: The entire property before the taking 
consisted of 2,522 square feet of land with a 
two-story and basement brick building thereon. 
The first floor and basement were leased to the 
New England Decorators Supply Company for 
$3,500 a year. The second floor was owner- 
occupied. 

An appraisal made on behalf of the city by 
John F. Murphy set a value of $24,200 on this 
property as of the date of the taking. According 
to the appraiser, this building was purchased by 
Mr. Callahan in 1947 from the A. W. Perry Com- 
pany for the sum of $25,000, and the building at 
the time of the taking was in good physical condi- 
tion. The plaintiff's testate, after acquiring the 
building, converted it from a six-story structure to 
the two-story building it was at the time of the 
taking. There was allegation by the plaintiff that 
Mr. Callahan spent considerable money in convert- 
ing the building so that it could be used in connec- 
tion with his business, which was that of the 
Boston Elevator Machinery Company. 

It might also be mentioned that Mr. Callahan 
formerly occupied property on Lincoln street 
which was acquired by the city for off-street 
parking purposes; and due to the said taking 
Mr. Callahan was forced to purchase another 
property in the immediate area, the property 
now under discussion. 



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The assessed value of the property at 11-13 
Columbia street, for the year 1956 and for some 
years prior thereto, was $18,000; and no applica- 
tions for abatement were filed for the years 1055 
and 1956. 

The petitioner had an appraisal made by Daniel 
M. Driscoll whose opinion of the fair market value 
as of the date of the taking was $30,000. 

After a complete analysis was made of the 
various factors involved, the case was prepared 
for trial and it is presently due to be reached very 
soon. Several conferences have been held with the 
executrix concerning the settlement of the case and 
a figure of $26,500 has been agreed upon. The 
petitioner having paid the 1956 taxes in full, she is 
entitled to a refund for that portion of the year 
remaining after the date of the taking, or $295.10, 
which amount will be added to the proposed 
settlement figure of $26,500 and make the total 
settlement $26,795.10. 

Very truly yours, 

William L. Baxter, 
Corporation Counsel. 

Placed on file. 



MINORS' LICENSES. 

Applications for minors' licenses were received 
from nine newsboys and one bootblack. 

Licenses were granted under the usual conditions. 



APPOINTMENT OF JAMES J. BOYLE. 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the 
appointment of James J. Boyle, 43 Paragon road, 
West Roxbury, to be a member of the Board of 
Appeal in the Building Department, for the term 
ending May 1, 1959, vice Patrick J. Desmond, 
deceased. 

Placed on file. 



AUTHORIZING CITY TO LIMIT BUILD- 
INGS ACCORDING TO USE OR CON- 
STRUCTION. 
The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
City Clerk Department, March 26, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith copy of chapter 77 of the 
Acts of 1958 which amends sections 1 and 3 of 
chapter 665 of the Acts of 1956: "An Act Authoriz- 
ing the City of Boston to Limit Buildings Accord- 
ing to Their Use or Construction to Specified 
Districts," and which latter act is presently be- 
fore your Honorable Body. 

Respectfully yours, 

W. J. Malloy, 
City Clerk. 
(The copy of the legislative act referred to in 
the foregoing communication is annexed hereto.) 
Referred to the Executive Committee. 



ACTION OF CITY COUNCIL ON MARCH 
24, 1958, RE APPROPRIATIONS AND 
TAX ORDERS FOR 1958. 

The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Law Department, March 31, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

This is in response to your request of March 24, 
1958, for my opinion "as to the validity of the 
action taken by this Council today with respect to 
the appropriation and tax orders for the year 1958. " 

Inquiry has disclosed that at the City Council's 
meeting on March 24, 1958, the following tran- 
spired with respect to the appropriation and tax 
orders in question: 

1. The Chairman of the Committee on Ap- 
propriations and Finance asked that the com- 
mittee be given a one-week extension of time from 
the order of the City Council passed on February 
10, 1958, which directed the committee to submit 
to the City Council on or before March 24, 1958, 
the appropriation and tax orders for the year 1958, 
as all the departments of the city and county had 
not been heard by the committee. 



2. The question came on accepting the com- 
mittee's report and granting an additional week as 
requested. The report failed of passage; and the 
request for a week's extension was denied. 

3. The Chairman of the Committee on Ap- 
propriations and Finance then submitted to the 
Council the appropriation and tax orders for the 
year 1958. 

4. There was then a motion that those ap- 
propriations and tax orders be recommitted to the 
committee. 

5. The motion for recommittal was carried. 
The provisions of the City Charter relative to the 

annual appropriation and tax orders are to be found 
in St. 1909, c. 480, s. 3 (as most recently amended 
by St. 1941, c. 604, s. 1), which, so far as pertinent 
hereto, reads as follows: 

"All appropriations, other than for school 
purposes, to be met from taxes, revenue or any 
source other than loans, shall originate with the 
mayor, who, not later than the first Monday 
in February of each year, shall submit to the 
city council the annual budget of the current 
expenses of the city and county for the current 
fiscal year, and may submit thereafter such 
supplementary appropriation orders, as he may 
deem necessary. The city council may reduce 
or reject any item, but, except upon the recom- 
mendation of the mayor, shall not increase any 
item in, nor the total of, a budget, nor add any 
item thereto, nor shall it originate a budget. 
Not later than the first Monday in April the city 
council shall take definite action on the annual 
budget by adopting, reducing or rejecting it, 
and in the event of their failure so to do the 
items and the appropriation orders in the 
budget as recommended by the mayor shall be 
in effect as if formally adopted by the city 
council and approved by the mayor. . . ." 

Two things are plain. First, it is clear from the 
above recitation of what transpired at the City 
Council's meeting on March 24th that the action 
taken at that meeting consisted entirely of parlia- 
mentary maneuvers. Second, it is also obvious 
that, while the statutory provisions quoted above 
limit the time within which the City Council 
shall take definite action on the annual budget by 
adopting, reducing or rejecting it, they do not 
prescribe the procedure of the City Council in 
considering such budget. It is well settled that in 
such a situation, it is immaterial whether parlia- 
mentary maneuvers are in accordance with the 
rules of parliamentary practice; for the validity of 
the final action in such a case is not affected by a 
violation of those rules. Wheelock v. Lowell, 
196 Mass. 220, 230. Chandler v. Lawrence, 128 
Mass. 213, 215. Holt v. City Council of Somer- 
ville, 127 Mass. 408, 411. Bennett v. New Bedford, 
110 Mass. 433, 438. In other words, in a situation 
like that here, whether parliamentary maneuvers 
are in accordance with rules of parliamentary 
practice presents no question of law upon which a 
corporation counsel can express an opinion, but a 
question within the province of the City Council's 
presiding officer whose duty it is to decide all 
questions of order subject to appeal to the City 
Council itself. 

Respectfully, 

William L. Baxter, 
Corporation Counsel. 

Placed on file. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LICENSES. 

Coun. FOLEY, for the Committee on Licenses, 
submitted the following: 

1. Report on petition (referred February 17) of 
Boston American League Baseball Company for 
license for Sunday sports at Fenway Park — 
recommending that license be granted. 

The report was accepted, and the license was 
granted under usual conditions. 

2. Report on application (referred March 3) 
for commercial use shellfish permit for William A. 
Scott — recommending that permit be granted. 

3. Report on applications (referred March 10) 
for commercial use shellfish permits for John J. 
Fawcett and George E. O'Brien — recommending 
that permits be granted. 

4. Report on applications (referred March 24) 
for commercial use shellfish permits for Herbert E. 
Lawson and Francis J. Riley — recommending 
that permits be granted. 



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5. Report on application (referred March 24) 
for family use shellfish permit for Peter P. Mazgalis 
— recommending that permit be granted. 

The reports were accepted, and the licenses were 
severally granted under the usual conditions. 



SURVEY OF STREET LIGHTING ON 
BURGOYNE STREET. 
Coun. McDONOUGH offered the following: 
Ordered, That his Honor the Mayor is hereby 
requested to direct the Commissioner of Public 
Works to make a survey of lighting conditions on 
Burgoyne street, Dorchester, between Elmer road 
and Ashmont street, with a view to installing 
additional street lights. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 4. 

Coun. FOLEY, for all Councillors, offered the 
following: 

Whereas, Friday, April 4, 1958, is a religious 
holy day most sacred to those of the Christian faith; 
and 

Whereas, Essential to the Christian observance 
of this day known as "Good Friday" is solemn 
contemplation and meditation; be it therefore 

Resolved, That his Honor the Mayor is most 
respectfully requested to order a skeleton force for 
the entire day, Good Friday, April 4, 1958, rather 
than a half a day as heretofore. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension 
of the rules. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CLAIMS. 

Coun. McCORMACK, for the Committee on 
Claims, submitted the following: 

1. Report on petition of Charles F. Baldner 
(referred March 24) for indemnification for hospi- 
tal, surgical, medical, and nursing expenses in- 
curred as a result of an injury sustained by him 
while in the performance of his duty as a member 
of the Fire Department — recommending passage 
of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 100 
of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon petition of 
Charles F. Baldner, a member of the Fire Depart- 
ment, for indemnification for hospital, surgical, 
medical, and nursing expenses incurred as a result 
of an injury received through no fault of his own 
while in the performance of his duty on January 17, 
1958, there be allowed and paid, as recommended 
by the Fire Commissioner and approved by the 
Corporation Counsel, to the following the amount 
stated: 
St. Elizabeth's Hospital, 736 Cambridge 

street, Brighton $60.39 

said amount to be charged to the appropriation 
for Executions of Court, Damage Claims and 
Reimbursements. 

2. Report on petition of Frederick .1. Byrne 
(referred March 24) for indemnification for hospi- 
tal, surgical, medical, and nursing expenses 
incurred as a result of an injury sustained by him 
while in the performance of his duty as a member of 
the Fire Department — recommending passage of 
the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 100 
of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon petition of 
Frederick J. Byrne, a member of the Fire Depart- 
ment, for indemnification for hospital, surgical, 
medical, and nursing expenses incurred as a result 
of an injury received through no fault of his own 
while in the performance of his duty on January 17, 
1958, there be allowed and paid, as recommended 
by the Fire Commissioner and approved by the 
Corporation Counsel, to the following the amounts 
stated: 
Frederick J. Byrne (petitioner), 28 Blaine 

street, Allston $9.25 

St. Elizabeth's Hospital, 736 Cambridge 

street, Brighton 60.39 

Total $69.64 

said sum to be charged to the appropriation 
for Executions of Court, Damage Claims and 
Reimbursements. 



3. Report on petition of Joseph M. Crawford 
(referred March 24) for indemnification for 
hospital, surgical, medical, and nursing expenses 
incurred as a result of an injury sustained by him 
while in the performance of his duty as a member 
of the Fire Department — recommending passage 
of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 
100 of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon peti- 
tion of Joseph M. Crawford, a member of the Fire 
Department, for indemnification for hospital, 
surgical, medical, and nursing expenses incurred as 
a result of an injury received through no fault of 
his own while in the performance of his duty on 
April 28, 1957, there be allowed and paid, as recom- 
mended by the Fire Commissioner and approved 
by the Corporation Counsel, to the following the 
amounts stated: 

Massachusetts General Hospital, Fruit street $160 
Dr. William R. MacAusland, Jr., 412 Beacon 

street 71 

Dr. Arthur L. Watkins, Massachusetts 

General Hospital 15 

Dr. Robert G. Vance, 412 Beacon street. ... 20 

Total $266 

said amount to be charged to the appropriation for 
Executions of Court, Damage Claims and Reim- 
bursements. 

4. Report on petition of Kathleen S. Ennis 
(referred February 3) to be paid an annuity on 
account of the death of her husband, Robert H. 
Ennis, late member of the Police Department — 
recommending passage of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 
89A of chapter 32 of the General Laws an annuity 
of eighteen hundred and twelve dollars be allowed 
and paid to Kathleen S. Ennis, widow of Robert H. 
Ennis, a member of the Police Department, who 
died on January 1, 1958, on account of injuries 
received in the performance of his duty, said 
annuity being made up of allowances as follows: 

For the widow, Kathleen S. Ennis, so long as she 
remains unmarried, $1,500 per annum. 

For the following-named child during the time 
that such child is under the age of eighteen or over 
such age and physically or mentally incapacitated 
from earning, $312 per annum: John S. Ennis, 
born May 28, 1941, 

provided, however, that if the widow remarries, the 
annuity for such child shall be $520 during the 
remainder of the time aforesaid; said annuity to 
be charged to the appropriation for Police Depart- 
ment, Pensions and Annuities, and to become 
effective upon the date of the approval of this 
order by the Mayor. 

5. Report on petition of LeRoy J. Mahoney 
(referred March 24) for indemnification for hospi- 
tal, surgical, medical, and nursing expenses in- 
curred as a result of an injury sustained by him 
while in the performance of his duty as a member 
of the Fire Department on June 10, 1957 — recom- 
mending passage of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 100 
of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon petition 
of LeRoy J. Mahoney, a member of the Fire 
Department, for indemnification for hospital, 
surgical, medical, and nursing expenses incurred 
as a result of an injury received through no fault 
of his own while in the performance of his duty on 
June 16, 1957, there be allowed and paid, as 
recommended by the Fire Commissioner and 
approved by the Corporation Counsel, to the 
following the amounts stated: 

LeRoy J. Mahoney (petitioner), 9 Downer 

court, Dorchester $12.50 

Dr. Alfred W. Branca, 195 Ashmont street, 

Dorchester 20.00 

Dr. Paul I. O'Brien, 1101 Beacon street, 

Brookline 20.00 

Total $52.50 

said sum to be charged to the appropriation 
for" Executions of Court, Damage Claims and 
Reimbursements. 

6. Report on petition of James F. McGonagle 
(referred March 24) for indemnification for hospi- 
tal, surgical, medical, and nursing expenses 
incurred as a result of an injury sustained by him 



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while in the performance of his duty as a member 
of the Fire Department — recommending passage 
of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 100 
of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon petition 
of James F. MeGonagle, a member of the Fire 
Department, for indemnification for hospital, 
surgical, medical, and nursing expenses incurred 
as a result of an injury received through no fault 
of his own while in the performance of his duty on 
July 17, 1957, there be allowed and paid, as 
recommended by the Fire Commissioner and ap- 
proved by the Corporation Counsel, to the follow- 
ing the amount stated: 

Boston Firemen's Relief Fund, 115 

Southampton street, Roxbury $1,074 99 

said amount to be charged to the appropriation 
for Executions of Court, Damage Claims and 
Reimbursements. 

7. Report on petition of John P. McLaughlin 
(referred March 24) for indemnification for hos- 
pital, surgical, medical, and nursing expenses in- 
curred as a result of an injury sustained by him 
while in the performance of his duty as a member 
of the Fire Department — recommending passage 
of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 100 
of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon petition of 
John P. McLaughlin, a member of the Fire Depart- 
ment, for indemnification for hospital, surgical, 
medical, and nursing expenses incurred as a result 
of an injury received through no fault of his own 
while in the performance of his duty on January 
19, 1958, there be allowed and paid, as recom- 
mended by the Fire Commissioner and approved 
by the Corporation Counsel, to the following the 
amounts stated: 

John P. McLaughlin (petitioner), 98 

Taunton avenue, Hyde Park $10.40 

Dr. Edward N. Hogan, 6 Lyndhurst street, 
Dorchester 25.00 

Total $41.40 

said sum to be charged to the appropriation for 
Executions of Court, Damage Claims and Reim- 
bursements. 

8. Report on petition of Helen V. Schiller 
(referred January 20) to be paid an annuity on 
account of the death of her husband, Joseph H. 
Schiller, late member of the Fire Department — 
recommending passage of the accompanying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 
89A of chapter 32 of the General Laws, an annuity 
of fifteen hundred dollars be allowed and paid to 
Helen V. Schiller, widow of Joseph H. Schiller, late 
member of the Fire Department, who died on 
November 21, 1957, on account of injuries received 
in the performance of his duty, said annuity to 
continue so long as she remains unmarried and to 
become effective upon the date of the approval of 
this order by the Mayor, and to be charged to the 
appropriation for Fire Department, Pensions and 
Annuities. 

9. Report on petition of James H. Sexton (re- 
ferred March 24) for indemnification for hospital, 
surgical, medical, and nursing expenses incurred as 
a result of an injury sustained by him while in the 
performance of his duty as a member of the Fire 
Department — recommending passage of the ac- 
companying order: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of section 100 
of chapter 41 of the General Laws, upon petition 
of James H. Sexton, a member of the Fire Depart- 
ment, for indemnification for hospital, surgical, 
medical, and nursing expenses incurred as a result 
of an injury received through no fault of his own 
while in the performance of his duty on January 6, 
1958, there be allowed and paid, as recommended 
by the Fire Commissioner and approved by the 
Corporation Counsel, to the following the amount 
stated: 

James II. Sexton (petitioner), 7 Claxton 

street, Roslindale $263.02 

said amount to be charged to the appropriation for 
Executions of Court, Damage Claims and Reim- 
bursements. 

The reports were accepted, and the orders were 
severally passed. 



RELIEVE CITY OF INEQUITABLE M. D. C 
COSTS. 
Coun. PIEMONTE offered the following: 
Resolved, That the Executive Committee of the 
Boston City Council at its next meeting consider 
the advisability of drawing a resolve directed to the 
Great and General Court urging them to refrain 
from approving any bills calling for the further' 
extension of the Metropolitan District Commis- 
sion unless such petition contains some provision 
relieving the City of Boston from the present 
inequitable formula. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension of 
the rules. 



OFF-STREET PARKING AREA UNDER 
FITZGERALD HIGHWAY. 

Coun. PIEMONTE offered the following: 
Ordered, Whereas, the City Planning Board in 
their report released yesterday have recommended 
the acquisition of an off-street parking site in the 
North Station area, that his Honor the Mayor 
request the City Planning Board to consult with 
the Real Property Board of the City of Boston 
relative to the action taken by said Board with 
reference to the area under the Fitzgerald Highway 
offered the city by the state for parking purposes. 
Passed under suspension of the rules. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON 
CONFIRMATIONS. 

Coun. HAILER, for Committee on Confirma- 
tions, submitted the following: 

1. Report on appointments by the Mayor 
(referred March 24) of constables authorized to 
serve civil process upon filing of bond, as con- 
tained in City Document No. 31 — 1958, beginning 
May 1, 1958 — recommending that appointments 
be confirmed. 

2. Report on appointments by the Mayor 
(referred March 24) of minor officers paid by fees, 
as contained in City Document No. 30 — 1958, for 
the term of one year beginning May 1, 1958 — 
recommending that appointments be confirmed. 

The reports were accepted, and the question 
came on confirmation. Committee, Councillors 
Foley and Iannella. Whole number of ballots, 8, 
yeas 8, and the appointments were confirmed. 



PARKING FACILITY ON TOP OF TUNNEL 
PORTION OF FITZGERALD HIGHWAY. 

Coun. FOLEY offered the following: 

Ordered, That the Real Property Board con- 
sider the feasibility of building directly on top of 
the tunnel portion of the John F. Fitzgerald Ex- 
pressway a mechanical-type parking facility or 
facilities, and be it further 

Ordered, That determination of the engineering 
feasibility and economic wisdom of such a facility 
be immediately made so that construction of 
the facility might proceed apace with the tunnc 1 
portion of the John F. Fitzgerald Expressway. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



PROCESSING OF 1958 BUDGET BY CITY 
COUNCIL. 

Coun. IANNELLA, upon receiving unanimous 
consent to make a statement, suggested to the 
President that he call a special meeting this week 
to discuss the budget in view of the fact that the 
time to discuss the budget is growing short, and 
it must be reported by Monday, April 7, 1958, 
not later than midnight. 



THE NEXT MEETING. 

On motion of Councillor Piemonte the Council 
voted that when it adjourn, it be to meet on 
Thursday, April 3, 1958, at 10 a.m., yeas 5, nays 3: 

Yeas — Councillors Foley, Iannella, McDonough, 
Piemonte, White — 5. 

Nays — Councillors Kerrigan, McCormack, 
McLaughlin — ■ 3. 



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CONFERENCE FOR CITY COUNCILLORS 

AT UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS. 

Coun. McDONOUGH offered the following: 

Communication from the Director of the 

Bureau of Government Research at the University 

of Massachusetts extending an invitation to the 

members of the Council to attend a conference for 

City Councillors to be held at the University of 

Massachusetts at Amherst on Saturday, May 10, 

1958. 



The communication was referred to the Execu- 
tive Committee. 



Adjourned at 4.26 p.m., on motion of Councillor 
Iannella, to meet on Thursday, April 3, 1958, 
at 10 a.m. 

Note: All debate of City Council elimi= 
nated from proceedings in accordance with 
Chapter 447, Acts of 1947. 

(Stenographic cojjy of such debate on file 
in office of City Clerk.) 



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Thursday, April 3, 1958. 
Regular adjourned meeting of the City Council 
held in the Council Chamber, City Hall, at 11 a.m., 
President McDONOUGH in the chair, and all the 
members present. 

The meeting was opened with the salute to the 
Flag. 

APPOINTMENT OF JOSEPH M. 
LYNCH, M.D. 

Notice was received from the Boston Retirement 
Board of the appointment of Dr. Joseph M. Lynch 
of 23 Bay State road, Boston, as general practi- 
tioner on the Medical Board of the Boston Retire- 
ment System, effective April 1, 1958, vice Dr. John 
A. Foley, deceased. 

Placed on file. 



APPOINTMENT OF JOSEPH RUSSO. 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the 
appointment of Joseph Russo, 42 Green street, to 
be a member of the Board of Election Commis- 
sioners for the term ending April 1, 1962. 

Placed on file. 



DESIGNATION OF CHAIRMAN. 

Notice was received from the Mayor of designa- 
tion of David Lasker as Chairman of the Board of 
Election Commissioners for the term of one year 
beginning April 1 , 1958. 

Placed on file. 



COPIES OF FUTURE BUDGET WORK 
SHEETS. 

Coun. PIEMONTE offered the following: 

Resolved , That his Honor the Mayor request the 
Director of Administrative Services to make a 
sufficient number of copies of the work sheet in 
connection with all future budgets and copies 
made available to the Boston Municipal Research 
Bureau, the Boston Finance Commission, and 
other established labor and civic organizations 
requesting such copies in the future and two copies 
on file in the office of Supervisor of Budgets and 
accessible for public examination dining the usual 
business hours. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension of 
the rules. 



RECESS. 

On motion of Councillor Foley, the Council 
voted to take a recess at 11.20 a.m., subject to the 
call of the Chair. The members reassembled in 
the Council Chamber and were called to order by 
President McDONOUGH at 10.48 p.m. 



THE NEXT MEETING. 

On motion of Councillor Foley, the Council 
voted that when it adjourn, it be to meet on 
Monday, April 7, 1958, at 10 a.m. 



Adjourned, at 10.48 p.m., on motion of Councillor 
Foley, to meet on Monday, April 7, 1958, at 10 a.m. 



Note: All debate of City Council elimi- 
nated from proceedings in accordance with 
Chapter 447, Acts of 1947, 

(Stenographic copy of such debate on Hie 
in office of City Clerk.) 



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Monday, April 7, 1958. 

Regular adjourned meeting of the City 
Council held in the Council Chamber, City 
Hall, at 10 a.m., President McDOKOUGH in 
the chair, and all members present. 

The Reverend Samuel L. Laviscount, of 
St. Mark's Congregational Church, Roxbury, 
was escorted to the rostrum. 



INVOCATION BY THE REV. SAMUEL L. 
LAVISCOUNT. 

Our Father in heaven, the Father of us all, 
we would praise Thy Name for Thy manifold 
blessings to us — the privilege of living and 
knowing and learning and loving and serving. 

We would ask Thy continued benediction 
upon these Thy servants, these gentlemen of 
our City's Council, whose representatives are 
the people and they theirs; whose responsi- 
bilities are many and great, particularly at 
this time when problems of finance, read- 
justment, and rehabilitation press for solu- 
tion. 

Give them wisdom and vision and conviction 
and resoluteness so that our fair city may 
continue in its role of cultural attainment, 
democratic emphasis, and moral and spiritual 
example and leadership. 

Bless them collectively as well as individu- 
ally, in health and wealth and long life, and 
also in their political aspirations, their fami- 
lies and friends with them; and when their 
earthly mission has been accomplished, give 
them peace and satisfaction forever. 

The Lord bless thee and keep thee; the 
Lord make His Face to shine upon thee; the 
Lord lift up the light of His Countenance 
upon thee and give thee peace. Amen. 

The meeting was opened with the salute to 
the Flag. 



REMOVAL OF "HUMP" AT MAVERICK 
SQUARE. 
The following was received: 
City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, April 4, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith communication from the 
Commissioner of Public Works relative to your 
order of March 24, 1958, concerning the pres- 
ent status of the project to remove the so- 
called hump in Maverick square. East Boston, 
and also to urge the MTA Trustees and others 
concerned to expedite the removal of said 
hump. 

Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynbs, Mayor. 

City of Boston, 
Public Works Department, 

April 1, 1958. 
Harry Flemming, 

Chief Clerk, Mayor's Office. 
Dear Sir: 

This is in reference to the following order 
that was passed in the City Council March 24, 
1958: 

"Ordered, That his Honor the Mayor request 
the Public Works Commissioner to advise this 
Honorable Body of the present status of the 
project to remove the so-called hump in 
Maverick square, East Boston, and further 
that the Mayor urge the MTA Trustees and 
others concerned to expedite the removal of 
said hump." 



Last summer this department prepared a 
plan showing the method that we felt should 
be adopted to eliminate the existing unsightly 
condition and provide for the removal of the 
concrete arch and the filling of the existing 
open ramp. Our plan provided for an ex- 
penditure of approximately $55,000 to pay for 
the cost of the improvement, whereas a plan 
developed by the MTA provided for an ex- 
penditure ranging from a minimum of $80,000 
to a maximum of $105,000. 

I had a conference with Mr. William Fitz- 
simons of the Legal Department of the MTA 
last week concerning this matter and I in- 
formed him at that time concerning the posi- 
tion of the City of Boston. 

I advised Mr. Fitzsimons that we would be 
willing to pay one half the cost of the improve- 
ment based on the method developed by the 
engineers of this department. In other words, 
we would be willing to pay up to a maximum 
of $27,500. He informed me that he would 
take the matter up with the trustees and in- 
form me when they reached a decision. As 
of this writing, I have not heard from him 
further. 

Very truly yours, 

George G. Hyland, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 

On motion of Councillor Piemonte the mes- 
sage was referred to the Executive Committee. 



M. DeMATTEO COMPANY CONTRACT FOR 
DISPOSAL OF GARBAGE AND REFUSE. 
The following was received: 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, April 7, 1958. 
To the City Council. 
Gentlemen : 

I transmit herewith copy of letter I have 
received this day from Martin DeMatteo, Jr., 
president of the M. DeMatteo Construction 
Company. This communication relates to the 
pending contract for disposal of certain gar- 
bage and refuse. 

I believe your Honorable Body should know 
of the contents of this communication which 
indicates that disposal operations will continue 
today, Monday, April 7, 1958, as per schedule, 
but not beyond today, unless in the meantime 
an appropriation for the disposal contract is 
approved. 

Respectfully, 

J. B. Hynes, Mayor. 

M. DeMatteo Construction Company, 
200 Hancock street, Quincy. 

April 4, 1958. 
Hon. John B. Hynes, 

Mayor of Boston. 
Re: M. DeMatteo Company Contract for Dis- 
posal of Certain Garbage and Refuse. 
Dear Mayor Hynes: 

Confirming our conversation and in accord- 
ance with your request, we will continue on 
Monday next, April 7, 1958, the disposal of 
garbage and refuse at Spectacle Island and 
Mile Road despite the action of a committee 
of the Boston City Council, as reported in the 
press, eliminating this appropriation from the 
municipal budget. 

We are doing this because you requested us to 
do so and because of the regard for the health, 
sanitation, and welfare of the public. We re- 
alize that garbage and rubbish are commodities 
which cannot be left without daily disposal. 

It might be in order to point out that any 
criticism of this contract seems without the 
slightest foundation as may be established by 
the following facts: 

1. The contract was publicly advertised 
and let by competitive bidding. This has not 
always been the case in the past. 

2. The last full year in which garbage and 
refuse was transported to Spectacle Island for 
disposal by another contractor was 1952 . In 



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that year the contract price was $557,500. In 
1953 the contract was awarded for the first 
time to the DeMatteo Construction Company 
and the contract price became $505,267, a sav- 
ing of over $52,000, or 10 per cent of the con- 
tract price. Thereafter, the price was steadily 
reduced so that in 1958 on a twelve-month 
basis the contract price would be $402,060. 
The DeMatteo Company has modernized its 
equipment and has passed on any savings in 
operation to the city. The fact remains that 
in a period of increased costs we are now per- 
forming the work at a rate of over $150,000 
per year less than our predecessor. 

3. The contract was awarded on a nine- 
month basis with an option to renew from 
month to month up to one year. We are in- 
formed that this is the last year in which scows 
will be used. Obviously in these circumstances 
no other contractor would go to the cost of 
acquiring scows since they will be of no value 
in this connection at the close of the contract 
year. 

4. Some mention has been made of a change 
in the specifications. The only change was 
the elimination of the provision under which 
the contractor was given the right to dump 
at Mile Road dump for a period of ninety days. 
This provision was contained in the specifica- 
tions last year and, nevertheless, there were 
no bids other than the DeMatteo Company. It 
is difficult to see how this provision is of any 
real consequence. Moreover, it is a matter of 
common knowledge and record that the resi- 
dents in the general area of the Mile Road 
dump have protested for years against the 
practice of dumping at this location. Obvious- 
ly the public would not tolerate an increase 
in the volume of garbage and rubbish dumped 
at this point. 

The DeMatteo Company has proceeded in 
good faith under a contract which was awarded 
in the usual manner, approved by the Corpora- 
tion Counsel, and signed by the Mayor. It did 
not wait, as it had a right to do, until the 
appropriation was voted. Instead, it went 
ahead with the transportation of this garbage 
and refuse, for we recognized the danger to 
health and sanitation. 

We also recognize the fact that the Boston 
City Council is attempting to effect economies 
wherever possible. This is, of course, a highly 
desirable objective. However, we do not believe 
that economies can properly be effected at the 
expense of contracts duly awarded according 
to law and at the peril of the health and sani- 
tary requirements of the public. 

For all these reasons we hope that the City 
Council as a whole will restore the appropria- 
tion necessary to make this contract operative 
after Monday next, April 7, 1958. We will, 
however, as stated above, take care of dis- 
posals on Monday, April 7, 1958, as per sched- 
ule. 

Very truly yours, 
M. DeMatteo Construction Company, 
By Martin DeMatteo, Jr., 

President. 

Coun. HAILER moved that the foregoing 
communication be held in abeyance and that 
the City Messenger request a meeting of the 
City Council with the press in attendance in 
the Mayor's Office at his convenience some 
time today, relative to this matter of the 
disposal contract. 

On motion of Councillor Foley the foregoing 
motion was amended by inserting after the 
word "press" the words "and also the Public 
Works Commissioner." 

The amendment was carried. The motion, 
as amended, was passed. 

Later in the session, President McDonough 
informed the City Council that the City Mes- 
senger stated that the Mayor would arrange 
a meeting for late in the afternoon today, and 
would notify the City Messenger of the time. 

Still later in the session, after the Council 
had taken action on the budget, the foregoing 
message and communication were placed on 
file. 



PETITIONS REFERRED. 

The following petitions were received and 
referred to the committee named, viz.: 

Claims. 

Jennie Bayard, for compensation for in- 
juries caused by an alleged defect at 500 Blue 
Hill avenue, Dorchester. 

Joseph L. Burke, to be reimbursed as result 
of execution issued against him on account of 
his acts as employee of Public Works Depart- 
ment. 

Richard E. Curtis, for compensation for 
damage to car by snowplow. 

Gertrude M. Davis, for compensation for in- 
juries caused by an alleged defect in Talbot 
avenue. 

John E. Lucas, to be reimbursed as result 
of accident which occurred while in per- 
formance of duty as employee of Public Works 
Department, Water Division. 

William C. Lucey, to be reimbursed as result 
of two executions issued against him on ac- 
count of his acts as employee of Public Works 
Department, Paving Service. 

Wadir & Nellie Maloof, for compensation 
for damage to property at 63 East Brookline 
street, during demolition of adjoining building. 

Theresa Mattina, for compensation for dam- 
age to property at 149 G street, South Boston, 
caused by falling tree. 

Christopher C. Mitchell, for compensation 
for injuries caused by an alleged defect at 
Washington and Averton streets, Roslindale. 

Helen Mitchell, for compensation for in- 
juries caused by an alleged defect at 261 
Huntington avenue. 

Eva Norman, for compensation for injuries 
caused by an alleged defect at La Grange and 
Tarn worth streets. 

Arthur F. Stone, for compensation for in- 
juries caused by an alleged defect at 28 Derne 
street. 



NOTICE FROM DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC 
UTILITIES. 

A communication was received from the 
Department of Public Utilities transmitting 
copy of order granting petition of Boston 
Edison Company for locations for pipes, 
wires, and cables at pumping station, Beacon 
street, Brighton; Horace James Circle, Brook- 
line; Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkway, 
West Roxbury. 

Placed on file. 



RESOLUTION OF CITY OF MALDEN FOR 
PASSENGER COUNT ON MTA. 

The following was received: 

Maiden, Mass., April 2, 1958. 

His Honor the Mayor has approved Paper 
No. 236 Current Series. 

Resolved, That the Metropolitan Transit 
Authority conduct as accurate a survey as can 
be determined in all cities and towns border- 
ing the fourteen communities presently being 
served by the MTA. 

The purpose of the survey is to compute 
an approximate number of persons in these 
out-lying cities and towns using the MTA as 
a means of transportation so that these cities 
and towns be made to pay on a percentage 
basis their proportional share of the MTA 
deficit. 

Placed on file. 



RECESS. 

On motion of Councillor Foley, the Council 
voted to take a recess at 11.30 A.M., subject 
to the call of the Chair. All of the members 
reassembled in the Council Chamber and were 
called to order by President McDonough at 
2.35 P.M. 



STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT 
MCDONOUGH. 

President McDonough, for the benefit of the 
members of the public in the gallery, ex- 
plained the procedure of the City Council. 



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JURORS DRAWN. 

Jurors were drawn in the manner prescribed 
by law. Councillor Iannella presiding at the 
box, in the absence of the Mayor, viz.: 

Sixty-two traverse jurors, Superior Criminal 
Court, to appear May 5, 1958: 

Wilfred Barclay, Ward 2; Edward M. Dyer, 
Ward 2; Cecelia M. Kelley, Ward 3; Edward 
Sawyer, Ward 3; Earl B. Hinkley, Ward 4; 
Arthur C. Bush, Ward 5; Naomi Lissack, 
Ward 5; Earl F. Newland, Ward 5; Joseph 
Facella, Ward 6; Francis T. Feeney, Ward 6; 
Henry V. Smith, Ward 6; John P. Tamo- 
shunas, Ward 6; Helen Balutis, Ward 7; Leo 
V. ComeaU, Ward 7; Philip A. Duffy, Ward 
7| John Leonard, Ward 7; M. Margaret 
Shambow, Ward 7; Gilbert J. Conroy, Ward 
8; Thomas F. Martin, Ward 8; James A. 
Morrissey, Ward 8; James J. Kelly, Ward 10; 
Thomas F. Kelly, Ward 10; Edward Me- 
Colough, Ward 10; James McLoughlin, Ward 
10; Jack Olchin, Ward 10; Leon Perry, Jr., 
Ward 10; Edward F. Cairnes, Ward 11; 
Marjorie T. McDevitt, Ward 11; John Kuvitz, 
Ward 12; Estelle Silver, Ward 12; Percy H. 
Steele, Ward 12; Janet P. Thomas, Ward 12; 
Robert J. Murray, Ward 18; Cyril B. Skelly, 
Ward 13; Anthony John Mazzeo, Ward 14; 
Stephen M. Jakeman, Ward 15; Joseph G. 
Montoya, Ward 15; Leo E. Hauser, Ward 1G; 
Rose A. Luptak, Ward 16; Thomas F. Mulvoy, 
Ward 16; Margaret R. Lauer, Ward 17; Vin- 
cent DePaul O'Sullivan, Ward 17; Wilbur J. 
Perley, Ward 17; Donald M. Robblee, Ward 17; 
Thomas E. Smith, Ward 17; James S. Hanson, 
Ward 18; Francis J. Richard, Ward 18; John 
A. Campbell, Ward 19; Edward J. Cunniff, 
Jr., Ward 19; Thomas J. Brennan, Ward 20; 
Alfred A. Curtis, Jr., Ward 20; Peter Kat- 
sigianis, Ward 20; Joseph D. Kelleher, Ward 
20; Jules M. Lipskv, Ward 20; William H. 
Mahoney, Ward 20; Walter W. Miller, Ward 
20; John H. Waters, Ward 20; Philip D. 
Brown, Ward 21; James Hedges, Ward 21; 
Hyman Kushner, Ward 21; John F. Gilboy, 
Ward 22; Wadleigh H. Phillips, Ward 22. 

Two hundred nine traverse jurors, Superior 
Civil Court, to appear May 5, 1958: 

Edward J. Burns, Ward 1; Lucy Costantini, 
Ward 1; Thomas O'Driscoll, Ward 1; Richard 
A. Powers, Ward 1; Alfred P. Spada, Ward 1; 
Cai-mella Tarzia, Ward 1; Wesley C. Black- 
stone, Ward 2; Robert D. Carr, Ward 2; 
Michael Curran, Ward 2; John R. Kaczor, 
Ward 2; Thomas P. Roddy, Ward 2; Leo A. 
Saccardo, Ward 2; John L. Wightman, Jr., 
Ward 2; Andrew J. DiCarlo, Ward 3; Eliza- 
beth Naoum, Ward 3; Earl W. Smith, Jr., 
Ward 3; John J. Smith, Ward 3; Edward 
Wong, Ward 3; Chesterfield H. Adams, Ward 
4; James E. Barbee, Ward 4; Arthur Bolduc, 
Ward 4; Mildred Donnelly, Ward 4; Warren T. 
Harris, Ward 4; Margaret McCarthy, Ward 4; 
Evelyn Rae Miles, Ward 4; John W. Schmidt, 
Ward 4; Jerome S. Augustine, Ward 5; Samuel 
E. Banks, Ward 5; Thomas C. Casey, Ward 5; 
William H. Donovan, Ward 5; Harry Gon- 
salves, Ward 5; Elizabeth J. Goodwin, Ward 
5; Gunnar E. Gundersen, Ward 5; Charles 
Edward Hale, Ward 5; Donald C. MacNaugh- 
ton, Ward 5; John Joseph Talbot, Ward 5; 
Harry Cavallini, Ward 6; John Keating, Ward 
6; Roy H. Kessel, Ward 6; Herbert J. Lane, 
Ward 6; William J. Wadel, Ward 6; John P. 
Baker, Ward 7; John Baluszaitis, Ward 7; 
Mildred L. Bowman, Ward 7; Stanley F. 
Drozdowski, Ward 7; Robert P. Dubois, Ward 
7; George Gallagher, Ward 7; Abraham Gil- 
man, Ward 7; John H. Murphy, Ward 7; 
Arthur T. Pennie, Ward 7; Frank A. Plokstis, 
Ward 7; Alexander E. Roncari, Ward 7; 
John M. Shea, Ward 7; Josephine F. Shea, 
Ward 7; Mary D. Spence, Ward 7; Kathleen 
E. Chute, Ward 8; Charles L. Garbarino, Ward 
8; Edward Jansky, Ward 8; Ernest E. Pilotte, 
Ward 8; Jerome E. Thomas, Ward 8; Albert 
Viggiano, Ward 8; Marie Woods, Ward 8; 
John L. Arthur, Ward 9; Charles Bunch, 
Ward 9; Lillian Dixon, Ward 9; Robert L. 
Nichols, Ward 9; Robert A. Walcott, Ward 9; 
Doris May Wong, Ward 9; Earl N. Yates, 
Ward 9. 



Paul D. Alizio, Ward 10; John J. Butler, 
Ward 10; Eugene Gallagher, Ward 10; Harold 
V. Hurley, Ward 10; Edward F. Kern, Ward 
10; Julius Kozadoy, Ward 10; Margaret 
Mouradian, Ward 10; Thomas F. O'Mara, 
Ward 10; Francis L. Paul, Ward 10; Joseph 

E. Saul, Ward 10; Ida Buccieri, Ward 11; 
John J. O'Brien, Ward 11; John J. Spellman, 
Ward 11; Sylvia F. Burd, Ward 12; Joseph E. 
Burke, Ward 12; Albert Daniel, Ward 12; 
William E. Davis, Ward 12; James A. Herbert, 
Ward 12; Roosevelt Jackson, Ward 12; Vivian 
H. King, Ward 12; Camille J. LeBlanc, Ward 
12; John G. McCarthy, Ward 12; Morris 
Meyerkopf, Ward 12; Frances J. Poleo, Ward 
12; Frances Spigel, Ward 12; Bessie Baker, 
Ward 13; Edward Burke, Ward 13; Thomas 

F. Connolly, Jr., Ward 13; James F. Doherty, 
Ward 13; Hyman Fishman, Ward 13; Peter J. 
McDonough, Ward 13; Eldridge G. Mills, Ward 
13; William Pys, Ward 13; Arthur M. Spinney, 
Ward 13; William P. Steponkus, Ward 13; 
John V. Walsh, Ward 13; Vincent T. Clifford, 
Ward 14; Alexander Hunt, Ward 14; Solomon 
Quasha, Ward 14; George D. Ronkin, Ward 
14; John F. Canavan, Ward 15; Frank F. 
Lima, Ward 15; George F. McCaffrey, Ward 
15; George T. Morse, Ward 15; William L. 
Mosher, Ward 15; Andrew F. Murphy. Ward 
15; Joseph E. O'Rourke, Ward 15; John J. 
O'Toole, Ward 15; George R. Pettitt, Ward 15; 
Charles T. Duggan, Ward 16; Josephine J. 
Giorgio, Ward 16; Joseph E. Gleason, Ward 
16; Thomas Joyce, Ward 16; William J. 
Marshall, Ward 16; Patrick S. Mostyn, Ward 
16; Eddie Ouellette, Ward 16; Douglas A. 
Butler, Ward 17; George Q. Dugan, Ward 17; 
Francis A. Hightower, Ward 17; Marie Hurley, 
Ward 17; Harold L. Judge, Ward 17; Howard 
F. Mayon, Ward 17; Helen V. Reardon, Ward 
17; Sidney Seronick, Ward 17; Charles E. 
Skahan, Jr., Ward 17. 

Francis T. Smith, Ward 17; John R. Tobin, 
Ward 17; Morris Birnbaum, Ward 18; Angelo 
Cardello, Ward 18; Roger A. Cregg, Jr., Ward 
18; Timothy A, Crowley, Ward 18; Thomas 
J. Curley, Ward 18; Stephen J. Curran, Ward 
18; Cornelius A. Driscoll, Ward 18; Virginia 
Driscoll, Ward 18; Thomas V. Haley, Jr., 
Ward 18; Louis Hodges, Ward 18; Harry 
Holmer, Ward 18; Edward Hughes, Ward 18; 
William L. McDonald, Sr., Ward 18; Mary 
Louise MacLean, Ward 18; Richard D. Ma- 
loney, Ward 18; Elsie C. Nielsen, Ward 18; 
Michael Sarro, Ward 18; Harold J. Shaw, 
Ward 18; Henry A. Trask, Ward 18; George 
J. Untz, Ward 18; Tage H. S. Wallin, Ward 
18; Andrew Pearl Barker, Ward 19; Margaret 
F. Canning, Ward 19; Louis Cohen, Ward 19; 
Arthur L. Collins, Ward 19; Albert W. Flynn, 
Ward 19; John R. Grover, Ward 19; Albert 
Hesselsehwerdt, Jr., Ward 19, Otto A. Huetner, 
Ward 19; Charles F. Maguire, Ward 19; Ed- 
ward V. Maguire, Ward 19; Thomas M. 
O'Flaherty, Ward 19; Arnold E. Perry, Ward 
19; William H. Reid, Ward 19; Grace W. 
Sears, Ward 19; Richard F. Warren, Ward 19; 
Francis J. Bernard, Ward 20; Peter P. Brady, 
Ward 20; John J. Connell, Ward 20; John J. 
Dolan, Ward 20; Daniel Donovan, Ward 20; 
Henry L. Freniere, Ward 20; Elizabeth Gill, 
Ward 20; Ralph Giusti, Ward 20; Timothy P. 
Harrington, Ward 20; William T. Hurley, 
Ward 20; Edward P. Kehoe, Jr., Ward 20; 
Gilbert W. Kelley, Ward 20; John C. Lane, 
Ward 20; Frank T. Larson, Ward 20; Brian 
P. McCann, Ward 20; Leo F. Mulry, Ward 20; 
Charles S. Ruby, Ward 20; Daniel I. Crystal, 
Ward 21; Samuel Elias, Ward 21; Archibald 
D. Gillis, Ward 21; James N. Holtgrieve, Ward 
21; Alfred J. Suthons, Ward 21; Patrick A. 
Brady, Ward 22; Jeremiah F. Butler, Ward 
22; Walter E. Cederman, Ward 22; Paul J. 
Davin, Ward 22; James H. FitzGerald, Ward 
22; Alice Gazarian, Ward 22; Bruno Hulles, 
Ward 22; Mary C. Leonard, Ward 22; John A. 
MacDonald, Ward 22; Robert J. McKenna, 
Ward 22; Benjamin J. Nay, Ward 22; Walter 
V. O'Farrell, Ward 22; George F. O'Neil, 
Ward 22; Rita Marie Quane, Ward 22; Kimon 
Scopelitis, Ward 22, 



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PEDESTRIAN LIGHTS AT CLIFF AND 
WARREN STREETS. 

Coun. MCDONOUGH offered the following: 

Ordered, That the Traffic Commission be 

requested, through his Honor the Mayor, to 

install pedestrian lights at the junction of 

Cliff and Warren streets in Roxbury. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



COMMUNICATION FROM WILLIAM J. 
REID. 

A communication was received from William 
J Reid extending the thanks of the Boston 
schools for the Council's cooperation in the 
Student Exchange program. 

Placed on file. 

APPEARANCE OF MR. BREST OF PORT 
AUTHORITY AND OTHERS BEFORE 
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

Coun. WHITE offered the following: 
Mulhern and Mulhern 
11 Pemberton Square, Boston. 

April 1, 1958. 
Mr. Joseph C. White, 

Chairman, Executive Committee. 
Dear Councillor: 

As you know, I was invited to appear before 
the Executive Committee of the Boston City 
Council today in connection with the proposed 
transfer of the Sumner Tunnel to the Massa- 
chusetts Port Authority upon the activation 
of this Authority. The request to appear 
before your committee came as a result of the 
letter which I sent to Mayor Hynes and to 
each member of the Council in connection 
with this proposed transfer. I believe your 
committee felt that Mr. Brest and Mr. Hyland 
should be present at this meeting today, how- 
ever, it developed that Mr. Brest was unable 
to appear and hence the hearing was post- 
poned. , , 

It is my understanding that you have ar- 
ranged to have this hearing next Tuesday, 
April 8, and I feel that I should have the 
opportunity to appear before your committee 
on that date without any further delay or 
postponement whether Mr. Brest is present 
or not. 

At this time I want to thank you and the 
members of your committee for this oppor- 
tunity to be heard by you on this matter which 
is of such vital importance, particularly to 
the taxpayers of the City of Boston. 
Respectfully yours, 

Joseph J. Mulhern, 

Referred to the Executive Committee. 

In connection with the foregoing communi- 
cation Councillor McCormack offered the fol- 
lowing: . 

Moved, That when the Executive Committee 
holds its hearing relative to the Port Author- 
ity, an invitation to attend the meeting be 
extended also to Mr. Norman MacDonald of 
the Massachusetts Taxpayers Association; Mr. 
Lang of the Port of Boston Commission; as 
well as Mr. Ephraim Brest, Mr. Joseph Mul- 
hern, and Commissioner of Public Works, Mr. 
George G. Hyland. 

The motion was carried. 



STATEMENT BY COUN. HAILER. 

Upon receiving unanimous consent to make 
a statement Councillor Hailer, Chairman of 
the Committee on Appropriations and Finance, 
stated that the members of the Council,_ the 
members of the press, and the Commissioner 
of Public Works would sit down with the 
Mayor at four o'clock P.M. concerning proposed 
reductions in the budget for the Public Works 
Department relative to garbage and refuse 
disposal contracts. He also stated that after 
such conference the Committee on Appropria- 
tions and Finance would go over the written 
report of the committee and report the budget 
back to the Council with the reductions 
recommended by the committee. 



ADDITIONAL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 
ON 1958 BUDGET FROM CIVIC OR- 
GANIZATIONS. 

Coun. PIEMONTE offered the following: 
Ordered, That the City Messenger contact 
the office of the Boston Municipal Research 
Bureau, the Boston Finance Commission, and 
the Boston Real Estate Board to ascertain 
whether or not they have any additional 
specific recommendations on the annual budget 
recommendations for 1958. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 

Later in the session President McDONOUGH 
informed the Council that the City Messenger 
had advised him that the Boston Municipal 
Research Bureau and the Boston Finance 
Commission, had no further recommendations 
to add to the ones they had already given to 
the Council concerning the budget of 1958, 
but the Boston Real Estate Board had sub- 
mitted a communication which is as follows: 
Boston Real Estate Board. 

7 Water Street, Boston. 

April 7, 1958. 
Boston City Council, 

City Hall, Boston. 
Gentlemen : 

In response to the Council order asking the 
Boston Real Estate Board whether it has any 
specific, recommendations to be made to the 
Council, indicating areas of further municipal 
cost savings to the city, the Boston Real 
Estate Board makes the following reply: 

In the opinion of the Boston Real Estate 
Board, there are areas of substantial savings 
which go beyond the present budget cuts 
recommended by the Committee on Appropria- 
tions and Finance. However, such further 
budget cuts as the Boston Real Estate Board 
would recommend would require substantial 
policy changes. Such changes should be 
initiated by the Mayor, and it would be unfair 
to request the Council to force policy changes 
through budgetary control. 

The Boston Real Estate Board compliments 
Chairman Frederick C. Hailer, Jr., and the 
Committee on Appropriations and Finance 
for its excellent work. We are confident the 
people of the city will applaud the work of 
this committee and trust their recommenda- 
tions will be adopted by the Council. 

It is hoped that the Mayor, on return of the 
budget, will initiate such policy changes as 
the exigencies of the times dictate in order 
that further substantial reductions will be 
made in the cost of the city's operation. 

However, should members of your Council 
feel impelled to introduce further logical re- 
ductions, these should receive your strong 
support. The citizens of your city cannot 
afford further tax increases. 

Very truly yours, 
Francis W. Perry, President. 

In connection with the foregoing report of 
President McDonough, Councillor Piemonte 
offered the following: 

Moved, That the foregoing communication 
and the oral replies be made a part of the 
record and printed in the "City Record." 

The motion was carried. 



RECESS. 

On motion of Councillor Foley, the Council 
voted to take a recess at 3.29 P.M., subject to 
the call of the Chair All the members re- 
assembled in the Council Chamber and were 
called to order by President McDonough at 
9.45 P.M. 



MOTION TO CLOSE DEBATE AT 11 P.M. 

On motion of Councillor White, the Council 
voted at 9.56 p.m. to close the debate at 
11 P.M. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPRO- 
PRIATIONS AND FINANCE. 

Coun. HAILER, for the Committee on Ap- 
propriations and Finance, submitted the 
following: 



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138 



The record budget for the muncipal year 
1958 was received on February 3. Hearings, 
open to the public and the press, were started 
the week of February 10 and continued through 
March 21. Executive sessions of the commit- 
tee were started on March 24 and continuel 
daily through April 3. Many long hours of 
study and discussion were spent by the com- 
mittee and its aides. It is hoped that the re- 
sults achieved merit the effort expended. For 
the third successive year, the committee proc- 
essed the budget by means of three subcom- 
mittees, each such committee examining ap- 
proximately one third of the City and County 
departments and agencies as set forth in 
Exhibit (A) attached hereto. Upon completion 
of the work of these public hearings and the 
gathering of information and evidence from 
witnesses and other sources, the subcommittees 
reported to the full committee and the execu- 
tive sessions referred to above were held. Dur- 
ing these sessions every budget group within 
each department and agency of the city and 
county was carefully studied before any re- 
ductions were voted for recommendation to 
the Council. It is the feeling of the commit- 
tee that this method of handling the annual 
budget duties of the Council is quite satisfac- 
tory and the most efficient available under 
present conditions. 

Boston's financial problems and the resultant 
tax burden upon her property owners and citi- 
zens have been steadlily increasing for many 
years. Nineteen hundred and fifty-eight proves 
to be no exception. This is clearly borne out 
by the tax rate schedule set forth in Exhibit 
(B). While many of the figures are estimates, 
they are as accurate as we can obtain at this 
time and are, we believe, a true reflection of 
our tax situation. 

With this information at hand, and with the 
knowledge that there is little likelihood of any 
substantial tax relief for Boston this year, the 
committee adopted a policy of strict austerity 
on a "do-it-yourself" basis. While we feel we 
have trimmed the budget as closely as possible 
within the limits of time and resources avail- 
able to us, we also feel that the budget, as ap- 
proved by the committee, is adequate to pro- 
vide the necessary services and meet adequate 
operation and maintenance standards. 

Group 1 — Personal Service. 
This item includes permanent personnel, tem- 
porary personnel, and overtime. In every case 
there has been allowed sufficient funds to pay 
all personnel now on the rolls and to meet any 
annual increments that may come due. Vacan- 
cies have been deleted completely in some in- 
stances and reduced in most oases. Temporary 
help has been reduced to a bare minimum. 

Group 2 — Contractual Services. 
There has been adopted by the committee a 
policy of reduction because we believe that the 
increased and more effective use of competitive 
bidding will effect savings. In addition, our 
past experience shows that each year contract 
items are included for which we have provided 
funds in the previous year. These funds were 
not spent in the previous year for the purpose 
appropriated, but were transferred to other 
uses. A post audit system responsible to the 
City Council would sharply curtail such trans- 
fers. While all the requests made in this group 
are desirable, we feel that this year only those 
that are absolutely essential to the proper 
operation and maintenance of the city govern- 
ment should be allowed. We have allowed 
sufficient money for that purpose. 

Group 3 — Supplies and Materials. 
Next to personal services, this group requires 
the largest appropriation. It runs the gamut 
from office supplies to food and medical sup- 
plies. Only after careful and lengthy exam- 
ination was given to each department's re- 
quest did this committee again adopt a policy 
of reduction. Mass buying on a contract basis 
is being done more now than at any time in 
the city's history. But there is still room for 
improvement. Mass buying can and should be 



increased to take advantage of lower prices. 
There should also be a tighter control over 
the distribution to — and use by — all depart- 
ments of the goods purchased in this group. 

Group 5 — Equipment and Group 7 — Struc- 
tures and Improvements. 
We recognize the need of the city for safe 
and sound equipment and safe well-kept build- 
ings and other real property. We recognize, too, 
that good business practice requires regular 
replacement of equipment, and repairs and 
improvements to property. But we are also 
aware that since 1955 we have approved over 
three million dollars in equipment loans and 
over three million dollars in emergency repair 
loans. Some of this is still unexpended and 
unencumbered. We therefore made reductions 
wherever there was sufficient money still avail- 
able in the appropriate loan for the depart- 
ment involved, leaving, however, still available 
in the appropriation for 1958 a sufficient sum 
to put the replacement of equipment and the 
repair and improvement to real property on a 
regular basis and thus avoid in the future the 
necessity for extraordinary loans. 

Part Two. 
Every reduction that has been made in the 
budget as submitted by the Mayor has been 
seriously considered by the Council, but to 
detail each here would lengthen this report 
beyond reason and serve no useful purpose. 
There are, however, certain items and situa- 
tions which are deserving of comment. 

Departmental Problems. 

(A) Hospital Department. At the Boston 
City Hospital a $16,000 reduction was made in 
Supplies and Materials. This cut will appear 
as a reduction in the 300 item. It should be 
stated that these cuts are recommended in the 
300 item and that no reduction is intended 
either in the 320 or 350 items, namely, food 
and medicines for the City Hospital. 

A reduction of $147,000 was made in the 
Equipment group. We have been informed 
that the Administration of the City Hospital 
is to be reorganized as of April first and we 
will give sympathetic hearing to the new Ad- 
ministrator of the Hospital on restoring this 
money in the supplementary budget. 

A reduction of $100,000 was made in the 
Structures and Improvements group. When 
the administration of the City Hospital appears 
to be in better order we will be glad to con- 
sider restoring the money in the supplement- 
ary budget. 

It appeared at the City Council hearings 
that the Hospital Department maintained no 
adequate administrative statistical control over 
the question of turnover in personnel. The 
superintendent agreed that such statistics 
ought to be kept and the Council recommends 
most strongly that such a statistical control 
be immediately instituted in the Hospital De- 
partment. 

(B) City Planning Department. A re- 
duction of $11,000 was made in the Personal 
Service item. We will replace this money in 
the supplementary budget if the positions can 
be filled earlier than anticipated. City Plan- 
ning is a function that has been neglected in 
the past. 

(C) Real Property Department, Property 
Division. A reduction of $60,000 was made in 
the Contractual Services item. We feel that 
the Boston Finance Commission should inves- 
tigate charges made in 1957 for cleaning cer- 
tain lots. 

(D) County Buildings, Real Property 
Department, Buildings Division. A reduction 
of $10,000 was made in the Contractual Serv- 
ices item. We see no reason why competitive 
bidding should not be introduced except in 
direst emergencies. 

(E) Clerk's Office, Superior Court, Civil 
Session. A reduction of $50,000 was made 
in the Contractual Services item for Masters 
and Auditors. We believe that this is an ex- 
pense of the Commonwealth and that the only 



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relationship it has to Boston is that the Court 
House is located here. 

(F) Wayfarer's Lodge, Welfare Depart- 
ment. The annual budget as submitted to the 
City Council by the Mayor includes a full 
year's appropriation for the Wayfarers' Lodge 
of the Welfare Department. 

Since the submission of the budget, the Ad- 
ministration has closed the Wayfarers' Lodge 
and the budget as submitted by your committee 
reflects this decision of the Administration. 

Post Audit. Once again this committee 
takes this opportunity to reiterate its position 
in favor of a post audit system controlled by 
personnel who are directly responsible to the 
City Council. With such a system it would be 
possible to be certain that money is spent for 
the purposes for which it was appropriated 
and would of necessity therefore reduce the 
number and frequency of transfers from one 
group to another and one department to an- 
other. This would also be of inestimable value 
to the City Council in its annual deliberation 
of the budget. 

This year we have had the full cooperation 
of the budget analysts as in the past. It is 
recommended that in the future, the Council 
members and civic groups should be provided 
with budget estimate sheets at the time of 
submission to the City Council of the Annual 
Budget. 

Conclusion. This year the committee re- 
ceived specific recommendations from the Bos- 
ton Municipal Research Bureau and the Fi- 
nance Commission. We appreciate their as- 
sistance and are particularly grateful to the 
Municipal Research Bureau and the Finance 
Commission and the Boston Real Estate Board 
who, at our request, spent many hours studying 
the budget and looking over the actual situa- 
tions as they existed in the field. 

The committee desired to point out that it 
would like to see more participation in the 



annual budget deliberations by the civic organi- 
sations other than those mentioned above. We 
should like to have the recommendations of 
any group as early in the proceedings as pos- 
sible. This would better enable us to give every 
recommendation the study it should receive, 
and to make as valid reductions as possible in 
every appropriation requested. Such procedure 
would result in far better public relations for 
all concerned. 

As chairman of this committee, I want to 
take this opportunity to express my deep and 
sincere thanks to the members of the commit- 
tee and to the attaches of the City Council. 
Each has been most faithful to his respon- 
sibility and without their loyal cooperation 
the tremendous task that was the responsibility 
of this committee could not have been accom- 
plished. 

For the Committee, 
Frederick C. Hailer, Jr., Chairman. 

The report was accepted. 

Coun. PIEMONTE and McCORMACK, 
members of the Committee on Appropriations 
and Finance, submitted the following: 

We feel that the method of processing the 
annual budget by means of dividing the 
budget among subdivisions of the Council is 
not the best method. 

Under the present charter there are only 
nine members in the Council. 

We believe the better method would be to 
have the full membership of the Council 
examine each department's budget. 
Gabriel F. Piemonte, 
Edward J. McCormack, Jr. 

Placed on file. 

The Committee on Appropriations and Fi- 
nance, to whom was referred on March 24, 
1958, the appropriation and tax orders for 
the year 1958 submitted by the Mayor, rec- 
ommends the passage of the same with reduced 
items as shown on the accompanying orders: 
For the Committee, 
Frederick C Hailer, Jr., Chairman. 



APPROPRIATIONS AND TAX ORDERS FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 1958. 



Ordered, That to meet the current expenses payable during the financial year beginning with the first day of January , 
1958, for performing the duties and exercising the powers devolved by statute or ordinance, or by vote of the City Council 
during the year, upon the City of Boston, or County of Suffolk, or the departments or officers thereof, the respective sums 
of money specified in the tables and schedules hereinafter set out be, and the same are, hereby appropriated for the severa 1 
departments and for the objects and purposes hereinafter stated. 

Ordered, That the appropriation for Water Service, current expenses, and the payment to the state, under the pro- 
visions of chapter 488 of the Acts of 1835, and acts in addition or amendment thereto, and for the interest and debt require- 
ments or for loans issued for water purposes, be met by the income of said works and any excess over income from taxes ; 
that the appropriation for the Sumner Traffic Tunnel be met by the income from tolls and any excess over income from 
taxes in accordance with the provisions of section 11, chapter 297, of the Acts of 1929, as amended by chapter 74 of the 
Acts of 1935; that appropriations for the maintenance and operation of parking meters and the regulation of parking and 
other traffic activities incident thereto, be met by the income from parking meter fees; that the other appropriations 
hereinafter specified be met out of the money remaining in the treasury at the close of business on December 31, 1957, 
exclusive of the money raised by loan or needed to carry out the requirements of any statute, gift, trust or special appropria- 
tion; by the income of the financial year beginning January 1, 1958; by taxes on the polls and estates in the City of Boston; 
and by the proceeds of any duly authorized loans. 

Ordered, That all sums of money which form no part of the income of the city, but shall be paid for services rendered 
or work done by any department or division for any other department or division, or for any person or corporation other 
than the City of Boston, be paid into the general treasury, and that all contributions made to any appropriation be expended 
for the objects and purposes directed by the several contributors thereof. 

Ordered, That all taxes raised to meet the appropriations of the city, and all taxes assessed for meeting the city's 
proportion of the state tax for the year 1958, or for any other taxes or assessments payable to the Commonwealth, shall 
be due and payable on July 1, 1958. Interest shall be charged at the rate of 4 per cent per annum and computed from 
October 1, 1958, on all real estate and personal property taxes remaining unpaid after November 1, 1958, and assessed and 
payable in the year 1958, before said November 1, 1958, until such taxes are paid. All interest which shall have become 
due on taxe.s shall be added to and be part of such taxes. 

Ordered, That except as the appropriation for any purpose or item shall be increased by additional appropriations 
or transfers lawfully made, no money shall be expended by any department for any of the purposes or items designated 
in the tables and schedules hereinafter set out in excess of the amount set down as appropriated for such specific purpose 
or item. 



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APRIL 7, 1958 



144 



The report was accepted. 

Coun. McCORMACK moved that Item 2, 
Contractual Services, Public Works Depart- 
ment, be increased by $185,000. The motion 
was lost, yeas 3, nays 6: 

Yeas — Councillors, Kerrigan, McCormack, 
Piemonte — 3. 

Nays — Councillors Foley, Hailer, Iannella, 
McDonough, McLaughlin, White — 6. 

Coun. HAILER moved that Item 2, Con- 
tractual Services, Public Works Department, 
be reduced by $93,000. The motion was lost. 

The budget as submitted by the Committee 
on Appropriations and Finance was passed, 
yeas nine. 



STATEMENT BY COUN. PIEMONTE. 

Coun. PIEMONTE, upon receiving unani- 
mous consent to make a statement, stated his 



position on two items on which he dissented 
to the action taken by the Committee on 
Appropriations and Finance: first, the Paving 
Department, and second, the Sewer Division. 



STATEMENT BY COUN. McCORMACK. 

Coun. McCORMACK, upon receiving unani- 
mous consent to make a statement, suggested 
to the president as the one having charge of 
the personnel who worked on the budget to 
arrange to give them time off in lieu of 
overtime pay in view of the fact that there is 
no money to pay overtime. 



DETAILED BUDGET REDUCTIONS. 

Coun. HAILER, for the Committee on Ap- 
propriations and Finance, submitted the fol- 
lowing list showing the reductions in the 
budget in detail, as follows: 



PROPOSED REDUCTIONS 

Item Cut 

Mayor's Office No. 12 $1,750 

No. 28 800 

No. 49 16,000 

No. 29 600 

Conventions 

Public Celebrations — 

City Council No. 36 $400 

Election Department No. 10 $6,100 

No. 1 1 2,500 

No. 29 2,000 

No. 36 2,500 

Auditing Department No. 10 $0,000 

Assessing Department No. 10 $3,800 

No. 1 1 3,000 

No. 12 3,000 

No. 29 3,000 

No. 30 4,500 

No. 59 600 

Equalization Survey 

Treasury Department — Collecting Division. . No. 10 $4,000 

No. 12 3,000 

Treasury Department — Treasury Division. . . No. 10 $500 

No. 28 4,000 

Administrative Services Department: 

Administrative Services No. 10 $9,200 

No. 29 250 

Administrative Services Department: 

Personnel Division No. 10 $500 

Administrative Services Department: 

Purchasing Division No. 10 $3,300 

No. 29 500 

Administrative Services Department: 

Budget Division 

Administrative Services Department: 

Printing Section, Purchasing Division No. 10 $4,500 

No. 11 2,000 

No. 29 5,000 

No. 33 1,500 

No. 27 2,000 

Administrative Services Department: 

Purchasing Division, Office Supplies Account No. 3 $2,000 

Administrative Services Department: 

Art Commission 

Administrative Services Department: 

Complaints Division 

Law Department No. 10 $2,500 

No. 29 10,000 

No. 28 300 

City Planning] ............................... No. 10 $11,666 

Board of Zoning Adjustment 

Real Property Department: 

Property Division No. 29 $60,000 

No. 7 *20,000 



Total Cut 



$19,150 
$31,500 
$25,000 



$100 



$13,100 
$0,000 



$17,900 
No Cuts 



$7,000 
$4,500 

$9,450 
$500 

$3,800 
No Cuts 



$15,000 

$2,000 
No Cuts 
No Cuts 



$12,800 
No Cuts 



$11,000 
No Cuts 



$80,000 



145 CITY COUNCIL 



BUDGET REDUCTIONS— Continued. 

Item Cut Total Cut 

Real Property Department: 

Building Division No. 1 

No. 26 
No. 3 
No. 49 

$102,700 
Retirement Board No. 10 $1,000 



Real Property 
County Buildings No. 26 $10,000 



Police Department. 



Fire Department. 



Building Department 

Demolition and Restoration of Abandoned Buildings 
Civil Defense 



Boston Traffic Commission. 



Health Department: 
Registry Division . . . 



Health Department: 
Health Division 



Welfare Department: 
Central O.ffice 



Veterans' Services Department. 

Veterans' Graves 

Registry of Deeds 

Court House Custodian 



Jail. 



Penal Institutions Department: 
House of Correction 



No. 
No. 


10 
32 

10 

29 

10 

10 
29 
10 
56 

10 
33 
32 

10 
29 
33 
39 


$10,000 
2,000 


No. 


$3,311 


No. 


$1,300 


No. 


$4,300 


No. 
No. 
No. 
No. 

No. 

No. 
No. 


$3,500 
1,500 
6,500 
2,500 

$3,500 
1,500 
5,000 


No. 
No. 
No. 
No. 


$11,400 

1,700 

7,000 

20,000 



$1,000 



No. 33 1,000 

No. 49 300 $11,300 



No. 10 


$75,000 




No. 21 


12,000 




No. 28 


5,000 




No. 33 


4,500 




No. 26 


20,000 




No. 27 


20,000 




No. 59 


3,500 




No. 29 


2,500 


$165,000 


No. 26 


$20,000 




No. 27 


5,000 




No. 33 


21,000 




No. 59 


8,750 




No. 34 


2,000 




No. 28 


500 




No. 29 


2,000 




No. 30 


8,000 




No. 36 


2,000 


$69,250 
No Cuts 






No Cuts